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Snow emergency declared

Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - As a result of the storm, the Michigan House and Senate offices are closed Monday.

Many cities and counties have declared snow emergencies as well.

That means there is no parking on city streets in Sturgis, Marshall, Albion, Battle Creek and St. Joseph County. Marshall's runs until 3:00pm Tuesday.

That's to help crews clear the roads as quickly as possible.

This emergency declaration will remain in effect until the storm ends and the streets are clear of snow.

Governor Snyder released a statement on this storm saying quote... "We want everyone to be safe. Let's pull together by taking care of ourselves and each other, which includes checking in on friends and neighbors who may need our help. It's times like this when Michiganders are at their best."

The weekend snow made it difficult to get out of airports across the country. Thousands of weekend flights had to be canceled. You can expect the trend to continue into this week. That includes at both Ford International in Grand Rapids and the Kalamazoo Battle Creek Airport.

It's not just Michigan suffering from extreme temperatures. An arctic air mass known as a "polar vortex" is spreading dangerously frigid temperatures across most the U.S.

Many cities in the middle of the country won't even reach zero Monday.

Wind chill warnings stretch from Montana to Alabama. The subzero temperatures are expected to break records that have stood for decades.