AAA Michigan warns drivers to stay off roads if possible

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan is recommending that drivers stay off the road if possible Friday when a winter storm is expected to dump up to a foot of snow on some southern sections of the state.

The National Weather Service says snow starting Thursday evening is expected to continue through the day Friday, totaling 8-12 inches (20-30 centimeters) by day’s end in parts of southwestern Michigan including Berrien, St. Joseph and Cass counties.

In Kalamazoo and Jackson counties, accumulations of 6-10 inches are forecast. In southeastern Michigan, a winter storm watch is in effect through Friday night with 5-9 inches forecast in Detroit and its suburbs. Lower accumulations are expected to the north.

Forecasters say travel will be “very difficult to impossible” at times.

Click here for interactive radar and more on West Michigan weather 

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