WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

 A strong storm will be crossing the Ohio Valley Sunday, bringing snow to West Michigan, with some areas perhaps seeing as much as 10-14" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so near/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 10-14" possible. However, Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 6-10". Additionally, gusty winds will be blowing the snow quite a bit, causing drifting on roads along with poor visibility. Travel is discouraged from late Saturday night through Sunday night.

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING for the following counties in West Michigan, effective until 6 am Monday: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Kent, Ionia, Ottawa, Van Buren,  St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Muskegon, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm  until 6 am Monday.

Stay with Newschannel 3 and wwmt.com for the latest updates.

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Study: Many Americans too scared to take vacation

Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A new study shows Americans are too scared to go on vacation.

According to the U.S. Travel Association and market research firm GFK, about 40-percent of Americans do not plan on using all of their paid time off this year.

The two most common reasons people give are dreading the pile of work that will be waiting for them when they return and because no one can do what they do at the office.

Another interesting reason is that 20-percent of workers do not want to look replaceable.

The amount of Americans taking vacation is at historic lows, according to the study.

Back in the 1970s, about 80-percent of workers took a weeklong vacation every year.

Now, that number had dropped just a little bit more than half.
     

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