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Flint digs out from its 3rd heaviest snowfall

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

City Hall in Flint is closed to the public for a second day after the city got its third-heaviest snowfall on record.

Like many other places in the state, Flint is advising residents against unnecessary travel as severe cold and blowing snow persist. Crews and residents are working to dig out from 17.1 inches that fell since the weekend.

Officials plan to reopen City Hall to the public on Wednesday pending further evaluation of weather conditions.

Temperatures dropped to record lows in Mid-Michigan and residents braced against bitter winds following a multiday storm that shuttered schools, closed government offices and contributed to at least six deaths.

The National Weather Service says lows of 14 below zero were reported Monday and early Tuesday at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus as well as in Flint. The previous record low for Jan. 7 was minus 5 at the airport in 1942 and minus 10 at Flint in 1986.

Roads are icy. The State Emergency Operations Center remains partially activated to monitor conditions.

Temperatures hovered around zero in Grand Rapids and were reported at 11 degrees below zero in Lansing. The lowest temperature reported Tuesday morning in Michigan was 20 degrees below zero in the Upper Peninsula community of Ironwood.

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