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.

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St. Joseph County crash injures 5

Updated: Saturday, March 9 2013, 03:28 PM EST
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FLORENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Five people were brought to a hospital in Three Rivers after a crash in St. Joseph County Saturday morning.

According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff's Office, a 43-year-old Constantine woman was driving northbound on Lutz in Florence Township near Mintdale.

It was around that point where she reportedly crossed the center line and struck a van driven by a 41-year-old Constantine woman head-on.

The driver of the van, along with a 64-year-old female passenger from Sturgis, and three children in the van as well, were all brought to Three Rivers Hospital for injuries.

Seatbelts were worn by all parties, and alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

The crash remains under investigation.
St. Joseph County crash injures 5
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