GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Cold air is in residence in West Michigan after a cold front passed through Tuesday morning and with the colder air, snow and strong winds will characterize the rest of Tuesday.
Westerly winds will gust between 30 and 40 mph and will blow around any falling or already fallen snow. Snow drifting will be most noticeable on roads running north-south. Wind chills will dip to near zero at times.
Snow will be the heaviest west of US-131, near the lakeshore where several more inches may fall through
Tuesday evening. Amounts east of US-131 will be lighter, but visibilities will still be reduced to a 1/4 - 1/2 mile at times, with slippery and snow-covered roads.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for West Michigan.
Stay with Storm Team 8 for the latest conditions.
Some of the morning crashes and icy roads in the area from viewers via ReportIt --
- A car rear-ended a Forest Hills Public Schools bus on Cascade Road near Thornapple River Drive in Cascade Township. Nobody was injured.
- A semi and car collided on US-131 and West River Drive. A woman was seriously injured, but is expected to survive.
- Patterson Avenue in Kentwood
- M-6 near U.S. 131
- I-96 between Spring Lake and just past Nunica
- M-40 between Hamilton and Holland is a sheet of ice. A semi-truck was in a ditch.
- A witness told 24 Hour News 8 a Rapids bus tried to avoid a car that either pulled out in front or whose driver could not stop, resulting in the bus colliding with three parked vehicles on State Street near Lafayette Avenue SE in Grand Rapids
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