10 AM Until 2 AM Saturday

The National Weather Service maintains a WIND ADVISORY for nearly all of West Michigan from 10 AM this morning until 2 AM Saturday morning.  45 mph gusts are likely inland while 50 mph gusts are possible at the Lake Shore.  This kind of wind is capable of bringing down tree branches and creating some power outages.  Obviously, we hope that doesn't happen.  Winds blow from the northwest this morning then from the north by midday and beyond.  Stay with for your weather today and always!

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West Michigan roads photos

WEST MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Photos of roads across West Michigan are coming into the Newschannel 3 newsroom.

The Van Buren Sheriff's Department is advising drivers to avoid unnecessary travel. Some drivers became stranded in their vehicles due to snow and drifts Saturday morning, deputies say. They say tow trucks cannot get to some stranded vehicles until roads are plowed.

In southern Kalamazoo County and St. Joseph County, north-south roads are getting the brunt of the blowing and drifting snow. The wind is coming out of the west at 15 to 20 miles per hour, causing near-whiteout conditions in some places.

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