Evening Update: Heavy Snow Continues

Posted at 8:32 PM, Jan 31, 2013

WEST MICHIGAN — (FOX 17) — The lake-effect snow continues across much of West Michigan here on Thursday night, with some areas still getting some heavy snow. Most of us remain under a lake-effect snow warning overnight tonight.

The heaviest snow right now appears to be in Ottawa and Allegan Counties. There are also some heavier snow bands in parts of Muskegon, Kent, and Van Buren Counties. The snow is coming down at over an inch per hour in some locations.

As is usually the case with lake-effect, amounts vary greatly over small distances. In Kent County, for example, Wyoming has received 8″ so far. Just down the road in East Grand Rapids, the total is 4.3″. Greenville in Montcalm County has only had an inch. Here are some other totals from FOX 17 viewers:

  • Allegan, 10″
  • Jenison, 6″
  • Caledonia, 4″
  • Battle Creek, 4″
  • Fremont 3″

The snow will continue overnight, with some areas getting another 4 to 6 inches. There will likely be some school closings in the morning, so make sure you watch FOX 17 Morning News from 5am – 9am, or visit the website at