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Roads starting to get slick from snow moving in

Posted at 1:36 PM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 14:24:33-05

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – The snow is starting to fall, roads are getting slick and cars are starting to crash.

The Battle Creek Police Department sent out an advisory to avoid northbound M-66. That stretch has reopened after several crashes. Drivers should still take it slow.

The Michigan Department of Transportation also reports two lanes of southbound US-131 south of 44th Street are also blocked due to crashes.  They also reported that I-96 westbound at 28th Street has a crash, but that has been cleared.

2″ to 4″ inches of snow is expected in some areas this afternoon through Saturday morning.  A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for several West Michigan counties including Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Kalamazoo and Calhoun, until 11:00am Saturday.

We’ll have live updates starting at 4:00pm on FOX 17 News.