Portage Road closed by crash  KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Kalamazoo Dept. of Public Safety says that Portage Road has been closed by a crash.

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1 AM UNTIL 4 PM THURSDAY

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids issues a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Jackson, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Montcalm, Oceana, and Newaygo counties from 1 AM Thursday morning until 4 PM in the afternoon.  The ADVISORY speaks to the development of snow, sleet, and freezing rain prior to the Thursday morning commute.  Accumulations of ice are under 1/10" before an ultimate transition to snow everywhere, but we know it doesn't take a lot of ice to cause problems.  Projected accumulations ... Muskegon to Grand Rapids to Lansing: 1" to 2" ... south of that line including Kalamazoo: under 1".

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Officials: No invasive species in Michigan lake

Updated: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says no new invasive species have been found after a day of collecting fish and other aquatic species in Morrow Lake.

MLive.com reports scientists are asking the public to look out for unusual plants or animals that may have come to the area in the four years since the Enbridge oil spill.

State fisheries biologist Seth Herbst says the dredging and cleanup work that's happened since the oil spill has made the area particularly vulnerable to invasive species. The Calgary, Alberta-based pipeline company leaked crude oil into Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River in 2010, spilling about 843,000 gallons of oil. The river runs through Morrow Lake.

Herbst says invasive seeds, eggs and small creatures can travel on equipment used to clean up spills.

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