Michigan governor urges residents to stay safe, warm and take a break from snowman-making

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is urging people to stay safe and warm, and refrain from building a snowman after heavy snowfall and amid dangerously cold temperatures.

The Republican governor told reporters Monday that the snowstorm has largely ended but now the state is facing record cold — with temperatures plunging well below zero.

Snyder urged people not to "dwell outside," adding "this isn't the day to have kids go outside and build a snowman, or an igloo."

He says that if motorists must drive, they "slow down," and "go even slower, please" on entrance and exit ramps.

Snow started Saturday and tapered after dumping as much as 18.7 inches in places. It's being followed by temperatures plunging into the negative teens and 20s for a couple of days.

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