Winter weather advisory Saturday

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Friday will be dry across West Michigan, but big changes are on the way for the weekend.

A Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect for the following West Michigan counties at the following times:

  • 1 a.m.:  Calhoun County, Kalamazoo County and Van Buren County
  • 4 a.m.: Allegan County, Barry County, Ionia County, Kent County, Montcalm County and Ottawa County
  • 7 a.m.: Mecosta County, Muskegon County, Newaygo County and Oceana County

Storm Team 8 says the wetter snow will come up from the south and west. It will not be wind-driven, so there will not be a lot of drifting. Snow is expected late Friday into Saturday, with 4-8 inches likely for most areas. Most of the snow will fall during the daylight hours and snowfall rates could be an inch an hour.

In Grand Rapids: If you live in within the city limits and park on the street, Grand Rapids City Manager Greg Sundstrom says it’s very important that drivers obey the odd-even parking ordinance, as hundreds of drivers have already been sited. With more snow coming, smaller plows are working their way through narrowed streets.

In Kalamazoo:  The city of Kalamazoo is also enforcing special street parking rules, in order to let the plows through. Check out the regulations here.

In Sturgis: Friday evening, Sturgis city officials declared a city-wide snow-removal emergency, effective Saturday, Feb. 1. As a result, parking is prohibited on all city streets until the snow storm ends. Violators could be ticketed and towed.

 

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