West Central Michigan
The QDMA REACH Program
REACH is an aggressive national education and outreach program from the Quality Deer Management Association that benefits hunters, landowners and deer managers in several ways. REACH is the acronym for Research, Educate, Advocate, Certify and Hunt.
Dave Bopp, President
Jim Blaszak, Vice President:
A wintry mix of snow and freezing rain Sunday is expected to make roads slick and potentially hazardous in the evening and on Monday morning.
Precipitation is expected to change from light snow to a mix with freezing rain as temperatures are forecasted to hover around freezing.
Storm Team 8 advises providing for extra travel time Sunday and Monday morning. Daybreak, which starts at 4:30 a.m., will have the latest road conditions Monday morning.
The Kent County Road Commission has 30 trucks running a 12-hour shift starting at 6 p.m. Sunday, Director Jerry Byrne. Up to 60 more trucks may be activated at 4 a.m. Those trucks will focus on main roads and interstates first.
The snow falling before the rain may help in keeping roads clear, Byrne said, because it may soak up some of the freezing rain. Additionally, warmer temperatures than those during last week's arctic blast mean that regular road salt will work.
Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Muskegon, Montcalm, Ottawa and Van Buren counties are under a Winter Weather Advisory until 5 a.m. Monday.