Winter Weather Advisory for 2/17/14

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Mason County until 4am. Snowfall is expected around noon today and four to six inches is expected before the snow ends tonight. Roads will become snow-covered and slippery beginning this afternoon and drivers should prepare for low visibilities throughout the day. Motorists are reminded to adjust speeds based on weather conditions and to take it slow. Other affected areas include Oceana, Lake, Osceola, Newaygo and Muskegon Counties. 

Funeral Services for Amanda Collins & Baby

Funeral arrangements have been made for the mother and daughter who lost their lives in last week's Mason County crash. The memorial service for Amanda Collins and her baby daughter, Lillian Grace Collins, will be next Friday, February 21 at 2pm at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Ludington. Visitation will be from noon to 2pm with a light reception following the service. Collins and her baby died last week following a two-vehicle car crash in Hamlin Township. Her other daughter, 7-year-old, Madysen Marie Church, remains in critical condition at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Oceana County House Fire

A home in Oceana County is damaged to a fire. According to, the fire happened early Wednesday morning in Silver Lake. Hart's Fire Chief said it started in the garage and quickly spread to the rest of the house. The cause of the fire is said to be accidental but the case remains under investigation. Many valuables were lost as a result, however, everyone made it out safely. Red Cross officials are arranging temporary shelter for the family. 

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