With blizzard-like conditions expected all day on Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency is suggesting avoiding all travel unless there is an emergency.
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — With winter storm Elliot about to hit western Michigan, the Grand Rapids chapter of the National Weather Service (NWS) suggests avoiding all travel on Friday.
On Wednesday, the NWS issued a blizzard warning from 4:00 pm Thursday to 7:00 pm Saturday, with blizzard conditions expected to be particularly pronounced on Friday.
A significant amount of snow is expected by Friday morning, and high winds and continued snowfall can make travel very difficult.
In these blizzard-like conditions, we recommend that you only travel if absolutely necessary.
County Highway Commissions and emergency officials have already begun to express concern about the effects of the storm.
“We’re worried, ‘This has all the ingredients to be a significant event,'” said Matt Glesser, Kent County Emergency Management Coordinator.
The Ottawa County Roads Commission is asking residents to be patient while they wait for roads in the county to be cleared.
I don’t recommend traveling, but if you do go out, it’s important to have an emergency kit in your car in case you get stuck or get stuck.
NWS recommends completing all travel, errands and shopping by Thursday evening.
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