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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DUI suspect crashes into KZOO apt. house sparking gas leak

Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Kalamazoo woman  has been arrested on suspicion of drinking and driving after crashing into an apartment house and damaging a gas line.

It happened around 1am at the corner of Rose Street and Vine Avenue.

KDPS tells us the suspected driver pulled into the driveway crashing into a meter, then left the vehicle and wandered away.

The crash sparked a brief evacuation after fears the gas shut off valve may have been damaged, but KDPS officers say it was intact and they were able to shut the gas off quickly.

Police say they located the driver a short time later. She is now facing charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.

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