“We always experience an increase in crashes when the winter weather arrives,” said Sgt. Jason Kik of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office. “Drivers should give themselves more time to get where they are going, remove distractions such as a cellphone and just slow down.”
West Michigan could see its first significant snowfall of the season over the next few days.
Many local schools are closed today after an overnight storm dropped several inches of snow across West Michigan.
Although today may feel closer to a boating day than a winter’s day, there's more cold and snow around the bend.
A solid foot of base, cold temperatures and a constant barrage of fluffy white snow have combined to start a banner season for winter outdoor activities.
The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of the West Michigan, including Ottawa, Muskegon and Kent counties.
Both private and public plow drivers have been keeping busy the past several weeks.
With subzero low temperatures possible by Thursday in the Motor City, here are some things you shouldn't leave in your car: