WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm 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 near/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 8-12" possible. However, Eaton, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 4-7". 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: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Van Buren,  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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Doctor builds robot to fight spread of Ebola

Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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SOUTH CAROLINA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A doctor in South Carolina has created a lean, mean, germ-fighting machine.

He's using his invention to help fight the spread of Ebola.

The robot, known as Tru-D, is five feet tall. It has a UVC light, which can break down the DNA of organisms, such as viruses.

"The heart of the device are these sensors on top of the device. What these bulbs are, they produce UVC in amazingly high doses," said Dr. Jeff Deal.

The doctor has sent two of the robots to Liberia.

He's planning to head there this week to help train people there how to use the robots.

The Ebola virus has killed more than 1,100 people in West Africa.



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