Westbound I-94 is closed in Van Buren County between exit 56 (Decatur/Dowagiac) and exit 60 (Paw Paw). Police have shut down the highway due to a massive pileup involving as many as 50 vehicles this afternoon. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department has activated its emergency operations center, and buses are being used by the Red Cross to help get stranded drivers out of the area. There are injuries reported, but there have not been any deaths as yet from the crash. Police are advising people who need to head west through that area to go Red Arrow Highway.
A winter storm warning remains in effect for Berrien County today, with lake effect snow expected to start around 4 p.m. and fall at rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour. The National Weather Service tells WSJM News the heaviest snow is expected in the southern part of Berrien County.