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Lake effect snow blankets the West Michigan lakeshore

Lake effect snow blankets the West Michigan lakeshore.{ } (Jason Heeres WWMT)

Heavy lake-effect snow blankets parts of West Michigan with some areas getting close to 6 inches and more snow is on the way.

Newschannel 3's Mike Krafcik reported from Gobles, which has had higher snowfall totals.

Enough snow blanked parts of West Michigan to bring snowmobilers, including Marty Hunter, out of the woodwork.

Hunter said, “I waited all summer for it, man.”

Close to a half-foot of lake-effect snow hit parts of Van Buren County and along the lakeshore.

Hunter said, “It's magnificent out there. The fresh powder.”

Winds gusts topped 30 miles an hour.

Marci Cardinal, Mr. Grocery, said, “When I came this morning the roads were slick underneath. Pretty nasty out.”

School was called off in many districts around Van Buren and Allegan Counties.

Jake, a Bloomingdale High School student, said, “I got a couple texts at 5:30 this morning saying there was no school.”

A day-off gave Rob Rupe a chance to teach his step-son Jake how to use a snowblower.

They say father knows best and Rupe knows the worst is yet come.

Rupe said, “It will keep coming. This is nothing.”



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