Heavy snowfall and winter storm claims a life

PENN YAN, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Friday's winter storm claimed a life. 

According to the Finger Lakes Daily News, a Penn Yan man collapsed while shoveling snow around his residence. 

An ambulance rushed him to a nearby hospital where he later died. 

Penn Yan and much of the surrounding area was slammed with 12-18 inches of heavy snowfall throughout Friday.  

Officials stress the importance of taking breaks while shoveling heavy and wet snow. 

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