Photo from Sharon Kay of people trying to free a truck stuck in Whitehall's heavy snowfall.
WHITEHALL, Mich. (WZZM) -- Christmas Eve was a day for shoveling and plowing lots of snow in Muskegon County.
A band of lake effect snow blanketed a stretch from Whitehall to Fremont late Monday and early Tuesday morning, leaving up to 12-16 inches of snow in its wake.
Homeowners began shoveling their sidewalks and driveways early Tuesday morning. Beth Ann LaPointe also made it a point to shovel the snow from around the fire hydrant in front of her home -- just in case.
"That's also our responsibility," she said.
Karl Rosencrants needed more than a snow brush to clear his car.
"Just use a push broom," he said. "It works."
Meteorologists say snow was falling at a rate of two to three inches per hour during the height of the lake effect. It left lots of snow for plow drivers to push away -- but they had a problem with the new snowfall.
"We're running out of places to put the snow," said plow driver Dan Heller.
Additional snow is expected to fall across West Michigan on Christmas -- including up to six inches in the Whitehall area.