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.

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Kalamazoo to receive nearly $200K to combat blight

Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The state is giving Kalamazoo new money to help fight against blight.

The city will get nearly $200,000 to tear down homes, but there's also money for new housing for seniors.

We all know what a blighted house can do to a neighborhood.

It can be depressing for neighbors to see every day, and it's also expensive for a city or county.

Friday, the state housing development authority said it will give the city of Kalamazoo almost $200,000 to tear down blighted structures like that.

The city will use the money to demolish 19 houses.

Those houses have already been selected and are scattered throughout the city.

Then, the state is giving almost $1.5 million to build 10 senior homes in the existing Prairie Gardens development.

That subdivision was built on the site of a formerly blighted building.

The state also said Friday that it will give money to four other counties to fight blight.

Battle Creek will be getting $260,000 to demolish 24 houses.

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