Officials warning motorists to use caution as road conditions deteriorate


    Multiple agencies are warning West Michigan motorists to use extreme caution on roadways as conditions continue to deteriorate in the midst of a winter weather advisory that's sweeping the western part of the state. (WWMT/Anna Giles)

    Multiple agencies are warning West Michigan motorists to use extreme caution on roadways as conditions continue to deteriorate in the midst of a winter weather advisory that's sweeping the western part of the state.

    Michigan State Police are advising motorists use caution in their afternoon commute as both Van Buren and Kalamazoo County officials are responding to several crashes. MSP said in a release to consider alternate routes home and allowing "ample travel time to safely reach their destinations."

    Van Buren County's dispatch page is advising motorists avoid Interstate 94 between Mattawan and Hartford as they respond to "multiple traffic events."

    Coloma Township Police Department said via their Facebook they are responding to numerous accidents both eastbound and westbound between Coloma and Benton Harbor. Accidents are being reported on I-94 and I-196.

    Numerous schools and other institutions are cancelling evening events, as well. For a full list of event cancellations and school closures, visit our closings page here. An updated traffic map is also available with the latest look at road conditions.

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