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The Chicago area is digging out Monday after a weekend snowstorm dumped a foot of snow in some parts of the area.
Over the weekend, Evanston and surrounding areas recorded between 9 and 11 inches of snow. It was the biggest snowstorm in the Chicago area in more than five years!
This weather can be quite beautiful from the safety of your home, but it can be dangerous as soon as you step out the front door, from an increased risk of frostbite and slip-and-fall injuries to impaired road conditions.
With proper preparation and attentiveness to potential hazardous seasonal conditions, many of the risks of winter can be greatly reduced or avoided altogether.
NorthShore's Cardiology experts offer advice on how you can stay safe and prepare for the weather ahead in February:
General Winter Safety Tips:
Preparing Your Car:
Whether you're staying in or going out, getting your car ready for the cold weather and snow is a smart decision.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention: