WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm 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 near/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 8-12" possible. However, Eaton, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 4-7". 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: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Van Buren,  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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Police warning of 911 hoax

Updated: Tuesday, February 26 2013, 06:16 PM EST
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HASTINGS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Hastings Police are working to make sure citizens are aware of a 911 hoax that has begun to circulate.

In it, people are being urged to call 1-1-2, instead of 9-1-1 for emergency services, stating that people will receive faster emergency response.

112 is a European emergency number, and several wireless providers offer mobile phones that can use either system depending on the user's location.

Authorities say that if a person dials 1-1-2 within the United States, the call may not go through, and even if it does, the call would be delayed.

The emergency call would have to be converted to 911, and then routed to the appropriate 911 call center.

Anyone calling for emergency assistance in the United States should always dial 911 for the fastest and most effective response.
Police warning of 911 hoax
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