WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Eaton, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, Van Buren starting Tuesday at 7am and ending at 8pm.  

Snow will start to move into the area by daybreak Tuesday.  This will lead to a few slick spots during your morning commute.  Snow will start to mix with sleet by mid morning with accumulations totaling around 2-4 inches along and north of I-96 and 1-2" along and south of I-94.  Sleet will transitions into freezing rain by early to mid afternoon.  One to two tenths of an inch of ice accumulations are possible south of I-96.  Light rain showers are possible during the late afternoon/early evening and then will wind down quickly into the later evening hours.  Light freezing drizzle is possible after sunset. 

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Berrien, Branch, Cass, Hillsdale, St. Joseph starting at 6am Tuesday and ending at 1pm. 


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Brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana parish's water supply

Updated: Friday, August 29, 2014
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LOUISIANA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Louisiana officials have started flushing the water system in St. John the Baptist Parish because of a potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba.

"I get a call from the city saying we found amoeba in the water. Don't get water up your nose. I just took a shower so I am like, oh my goodness," said Kevin Vancamp.

The system serves more than 12,500 people.

The flushing process will take two months.

In the meantime, local officials say the impact will be minimal.

"The water is safe to drink, bath, shower and cook. The concern is when the water goes deep into your nasal passage. This is something that affects the brain, so cuts on your body, taking a bath and ingesting it has no impact," said St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom.

So far officials say there are no known cases of illness related to the amoeba in the parish or anywhere in the state.

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