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Michigan government offices close due to storm

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LANSING, MI (AP) -

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has closed many state government offices due to a winter storm that could bring 8-12 inches of snow.

All Lower Peninsula state offices closed at noon Wednesday.

The State Emergency Operations Center will stay open to manage Flint's water emergency and to monitor storm conditions.

The state also will keep open bottled water and filter distribution sites in Flint, which is under a state of emergency because of a lead-contaminated water supply.

Snyder is urging residents to be aware of potential carbon monoxide poisoning while using generators in the event of a power outage.

A generator hooked up to a propane tank in the basement of a Fenton Township, Michigan, home is believed to be responsible for the carbon monoxide death of a couple and their four children.

The home near Flint lost power during a storm Friday night.

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