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.

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Decision on Alamo Township noise ordinance postponed

Updated: Tuesday, February 12 2013, 02:05 PM EST
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KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A board meeting in Alamo Township was postponed Monday night after a huge crowd showed up to defend a speedway that was in jeopardy.

Newschannel 3 was told that nearly 500 people showed up for Monday’s meeting, more than triple the fire code limit for the building.

The crowd was there because the board is considering a new noise ordinance that some say could drive the Kalamazoo Speedway right out of business.

However the Alamo Township Supervisor, Lou Conti, tells Newschannel 3 that is not their intention.

“We’re willing to negotiate,” said Conti. “We’re also willing to take a year with him to take measurements and see how we can work with him to bring it down. Our point is, we don’t want to shut him down, we want to tone him down.”

The Kalamazoo Speedway has been holding races for more than 60 years, but the township administrators say some neighbors are bothered by the noise, so the township is looking at a new ordinance that sets a maximum decibel level of 82 at the Speedway’s property line.

Racers say abiding by that would be impossible.

The meeting has been rescheduled for Feb. 25. it will be held at the Alamo Elementary School (8184 N. Sixth St.). Doors open at 6:30pm meeting starts at 7pm.
Decision on Alamo Township noise ordinance postponed
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