At least 19 people across the Chicago area have died from causes related to shoveling snow this season since Super Bowl weekend’s massive blizzard.
Authorities stress that shoveling snow can be potentially dangerous.
As of late Monday night, city officials said approximately 90 percent of the city’s side streets had been plowed at least once since the blizzard hit. However, there was still a lot of work to do to get the city’s side streets cleared of snow. In addition, many sidewalks have not been shoveled once since the start of the snowstorm.
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In southwest suburban Will County, three men ranging in age from 57 to 63 died after shoveling snow in Bolingbrook and Joliet, the coroner’s office tells CBS 2.
The man was shoveling snow in the 1400 block of North Washtenaw Avenue about 10:20 p.m. and started having chest pains.
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All of the victims were in their 60s, and their deaths occurred following one of the Chicago region’s worst snowstorms ever.
Many homeowners spent the day in the freezing cold, as they dug out from the blizzard that dumped 20.2 inches of snow on the area.
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