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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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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UPDATE: Lowell teen in critical following a crash

KENT COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A teenager is in critical condition after a crash in Kent County's Lowell.

It happened just before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 11000 block of 36th Street.

Sheriff's deputies say a Ford Taurus was driving westbound on 36th Street when it attempted to avoid a truck that was stopped on the road to help a vehicle in the ditch.

The vehicle ended up in the ditch, possibly striking one of the vehicles before hitting a tree.

The driver of the Taurus, an 18-year-old female was not hurt. But a 17-year-old front passenger suffered several serious injuries, and is now in critical condition at Spectrum Butterworth.

Two other passengers were also injured, but are expected to be okay.
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