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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Capital Ave. closed in Battle Creek by serious crash

Updated: Friday, July 4 2014, 03:55 PM EDT
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Capital Avenue was closed at Convis in Battle Creek for several hours Friday morning for a serious crash.

It happened around 9:00.

Two vehicles were involved, a Chevy Blazer and a pick-up truck.

Both drivers were pinned in their vehicles after the crash. They had to be extricated by firefighters.

The driver of the Blazer, a 37-year-old Bellevue woman, was taken to Bronson Hospital. The 21-year-old Battle Creek man in the truck was taken to Borgess Hospital.

Police say their injuries were serious to critical.

Officers say that the Blazer was traveling at a high rate of speed and crossed the center line into the path of the pick-up.

The investigation continues. Capital Ave. closed in Battle Creek by serious crash
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