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.

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eBus providing financial help in Kalamazoo County

Updated: Friday, June 20 2014, 01:17 PM EDT
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) -  Low income Kalamazoo county residents looking for help with a number of financial issues can get it over the next 2 days.

Fifth Third Bank Financial Empowerment eBus is designed to go into neighborhoods where people need the most help, so they can get services they need all in one place.

The bus is a project between Fifth Third Bank and 13 community organizations.

The eBus is a 40-foot mobile meeting place that takes the services directly into low to moderate income communities.

Friday and Saturday people can get help with housing, foreclosure prevention, employment, home repair, health care.. and can even get help signed up for department of human services benefits.

The eBus will be partnering with Community Homeworks, Consumers Energy, Department of Human Services, Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan, Family Health Center, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Michigan, Gryphon Place/211, Housing Resources, Inc., Kalamazoo County Land Bank, Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc., Michigan Works! PATH Program, The Salvation Army and the United Way of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region,

The events are free and open to the public.

They are Friday, June 20 from 11 AM to 3 PM at Park Street Market, 512 N. Park Street and Saturday, June 21 from 10 AM to 2 PM at Town & Country Center, 1824 Portage Street eBus providing financial help in Kalamazoo County
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