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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Firefighters injured after mishap with Ice Bucket Challenge

Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014
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KENTUCKY (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Ice Bucket Challenge weny terribly wrong for a group of firefighters in Kentucky.

Police say two firefighters were seriously injured when the fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line as they helped college students take part in the charity.

One of the firefighters is in critical condition and the other is stable.

They were in the truck's bucket as it was being lowered when they were shocked.

Two other firefighters were also shocked, but they're expected to be okay.

"If you get within a distance of 3-4 feet the energy that surrounds the high voltage will actually arc onto another object, in this case the personnel occupying the bucket," said Police Chief Tim Hazlette.

None of the students were injured in this incident.
      


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