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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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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