WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES

UNTIL 8 PM

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES remain for all of West Michigan for an accumulation of snow followed by sleet and freezing rain and even plain rain.  The ADVISORIES last until 8 PM everywhere save for Berrien, Cass, St. Joe, and Branch counties where the expiration time is 1 PM.  Snowfall ranges from 1" to 3" near and south of I-96 including Kalamazoo.  North of I-96, amounts may be greater in a range from 2" to 4".  Once snow transitions to freezing rain, ice accumulations of 1/10" perhaps upwards of 2/10" are possible.  Plus, secondary and back roads are likely to remain icy even when air temperatures reach the middle 30s this afternoon.  Please be careful traveling!

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Several Great Lakes harbors scheduled for dredging

Updated: Thursday, March 7 2013, 11:38 AM EST
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MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - A number of Great Lakes harbors in West Michigan will be dredged this year as they face record-low water levels in the region.
   
The Muskegon Chronicle reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it has contracted with King Co. of Holland to perform more than $1 million in annual maintenance dredging of commercial harbors in Muskegon, Grand Haven and Holland.
   
The Muskegon and Grand Haven projects are to begin in April. The Holland project is to being in early May. Dredging also is planned in Manistee.
   
Other dredging projects are expected. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports dredging of two South Haven marinas is set to begin in April. The South Haven City Council approved a bid Monday for the project. That works is expected to be completed by early May.


Several Great Lakes harbors scheduled for dredging
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