CLOSINGS AND DELAYS:
A number of school systems have announced delayed openings for Monday.
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Snow shoveling: How to avoid a heart attack
WASHINGTON — For those at risk for heart trouble, shoveling can be very dangerous.
“Shoveling snow can, in fact, precipitate a heart attack, and it does for thousands of Americans every year,” says Dr. Warren Levy, chief medical officer of Virginia Heart, one of the largest cardiology practices in the region.
He says shoveling snow involves a level of exertion that most of us just are not used to and don’t do on a daily basis.
“It is the same sort of trouble people get into [when they] have never exercised and decide to suddenly train for a marathon,” Levy explained.
Read more on WTOP.com.