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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W. Mich. fire departments receive federal grants

Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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KENT COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Two West Michigan fire departments will receive more than $200,000 to improve fire prevention.

Nearly $175,000 will go to the Grand Rapids Charter Township Fire Department, and more than $25,000 will go to the Rockford Department of Public Safety.

The grants were announced Wednesday by Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin, of Michigan, and they come from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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