WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for all of West Michigan except counties along the Michigan-Indiana border, effective from 7 pm Saturday until 6 am Monday. A strong storm will be crossing the Ohio Valley Sunday, bringing snow to West Michigan, with some areas perhaps seeing as much as 10-12" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so along/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 6-10" possible. However, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 4-6". 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 from 7 pm Saturday until 4 am Monday: Berrien, Cass, St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. A strong winter storm moving into/across the Ohio Valley will bring periods of heavy snow to the Warning area, beginning late tonight and extending through at least Sunday evening. Forecast models indicate between 8 and 12" of accumulation are possible. Additionally, strong winds will cause blowing and drifting snow. Driving conditions will be hazardous Sunday. Travel is not encouraged.

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

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1 killed when car smashes into van in Kent County

Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014

OAKFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Michigan State Police are investigating a fatal crash in Kent County.

Police were called to the scene just before midnight, Wednesday July 24th.

A red Camry crossed into oncoming traffic at the corner of 14-Mile Road and Wellman Avenue NE and slammed into the drivers side of a white van.

The driver had lost control after passing another eastbound vehicle in the right shoulder.

The driver of the Camry was pinned in the vehicle and is in serious condition. Two passengers, both from Greenville, were thrown from the vehicle. One, a 20-year-old Greenville man, was killed. The other passenger is listed in stable condition.

The driver of the white van, a 35-year-old woman from Cedar Springs, is listed in stable condition.

Police say that alcohol and speed are considered determining factors in the crash.

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