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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12yr old recovering after being hit by a car in Ottawa County

Updated: Thursday, August 7, 2014
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SPRINGLAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A 12yr old Springlake Township girl is recovering Thursday, August 7th after being hit by a car.

Ottawa County Sheriff's Deputies say the girl was riding her bicycle Wednesday around 5pm when it happened.

Deputies say she was riding out of her driveway in to the road and slowed down for a car to pass, when it did she rode out on Bridal Path near 168th Avenue and into the path of a second vehicle.

The driver of the car, identified as Jamie Dodge, 33, says she didn't see the girl till the very last second.

Deputies say the girl was transported to a local hospital, her injuries are not considered life-threatening.

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