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Heavy Lake-Effect Snow Continues

Posted at 8:41 PM, Jan 23, 2013

WEST MICHIGAN — (FOX 17) — Heavy lake-effect snow continues across parts of West Michigan, with some areas receiving snow at the rate of over an inch per hour.

At 8:39PM, Live FOX 17 radar shows the heaviest snow along and south of I-96 and along and north of I-94. Much of Ottawa, southern Kent, western Barry, northern Van Buren and northwestern Kalamazoo Counties are seeing the most intense snow. There have been reports of over 10 inches today alone in parts Of Allegan County.  One of the highest snow totals comes from Hopkins in Allegan County, where 17″ is on the ground, and the snow continues to fall. There have been numerous reports of accidents as well.

After Midnight, the winds will shift to the north, and this will allow the snow bands to shift into Berrien County into Northwest Indiana. Berrien County is now under a lake-effect snow warning for tonight, with the rest of our area under a lake-effect snow advisory until Midnight.

There are already some school closings for Thursday, and you can find these at http://closings.fox17online.com/display/index.php?station=1

I’ll have the complete forecast on FOX 17 News at 10, and of course you can always get the latest forecast at http://www.fox17online.com/weather