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NWS warns of a 'burst of heavy snow' that will make roads slick

The Grand Rapids area is expected to get 3-4 inches of snow.
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids is warning drivers about a "burst of heavy snow" that is developing throughout the greater Grand Rapids area. 

The NWS said on Twitter that the majority of the snow will develop over Holland, Muskegon, Grand Rapids and areas to the north. They said the snow will make roads slick and slow going.

The heavy and steady snow may hold off until mid-afternoon near Interstate-94 in the areas of Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, according to the NWS. 

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Kent County dispatch said they were bogged down Sunday assisting drivers involved in crashes or slide-offs. The Kent County Road Commission said they are focusing on plowing high volume roads, like freeways and primary roads. 

The morning road crews are scheduled to start clearing the snow at 4 a.m. Monday. 

During the snowy winter months, the Michigan Department of Transportation recommends driving at slower speeds for safety. They also recommend merging slowly when traveling on ice-covered roads to avoid a collision. 

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Here are the Michigan State Police's tips on how to drive during the winter: 

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