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Super-sized snowman greets visitors in Danville

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It is so big, it is bringing traffic to a stop on Route 2 in Danville.

"That's the hugest snowman that I think I have ever seen," Rose Yacawych said. "It's pretty cool, a once in a lifetime kind of snowman."

"We definitely thought people would stop, but definitely a lot more stopping than we thought would," said James Beattie, who helped build the gigantic snowman.

The 15-foot tall Frosty was built Sunday afternoon by five friends who say they were just bored.

"When the snowmen were made down by our farm and hundreds of people stopped by and took pictures of it, we figured we make a big one up here," said Jacob Mills, one of the builders.

It took the five friends three hours to build the enormous snowman.

"We took a bunch of round bales for the cows, I think there is seven of them, then we just pushed snow with the tractor," Beattie said.

"We were surprised how but it actually was," said Derek Chamberlin, who helped build the snowman.

While it is obvious Frosty's two arms are traditional-- two oversized twigs, many are wondering what was used to give him his welcoming smile. His nose is certainly not a button.

"It's a box we used to hold grinding wheels, just something we had down at the farm," Beattie explained. "The eyes are beef jerky cans and the mouth are Brillo pads."

We asked Alexa Yacawych how long it would take to build a snowman this size.

"Two weeks, find lots of big branches and find a big carrot," she said.

And with a major arctic blast headed our way, this giant Frosty will be greeting drivers for the foreseeable future.

The friends say if some fresh snow falls, they plan to make Frosty even bigger.

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