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Branch Woman Injured by own Vehicle

A Branch woman is injured in a one-vehicle accident. The Mason County Sheriff's Office reports that the 82-year-old woman pulled into her driveway and thought she put the car in "park" when she actually put it in "reverse." Upon getting out of her vehicle, she was knocked down and the car ran over her legs. She was taken to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital for her injuries.

Fire Destroys Farm in Montague

A fire destroys a farm in Montague. Five fire departments responded to the scene yesterday afternoon, reports the Oceana County Press. Officials describe the barn as "totally destroyed" along with an eight-wheel tractor. No one was hurt in the fire. The animals are reported uninjured as well. The cause is still being investigated. High winds posed an issue, thus taking longer to put out the blaze.  

Winter Storm Warning

A winter storm warning is in effect for Mason County and surrounding areas. The warning is expected to go into effect this afternoon and last until tomorrow evening. Lake effect snow will become heavy at times and gusty winds will cause blowing snow.  Residents are asked to drive safely as travel conditions will become dangerous this evening and persist through Tuesday with whiteout conditions at times. Near zero wind chills and falling temperatures will enhance the impacts to roads. Other affected areas include Oceana, Lake, Muskegon and Newaygo counties.

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