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Two die on LI, three in NYC during storm, police say

Heavy snow created whiteout conditions on Long Island

Heavy snow created whiteout conditions on Long Island on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. Credit: Newsday / William Perlman

Five storm-related deaths, two on Long Island and three in New York City, were reported on Saturday.

A 94-year-old man was found collapsed outside next to a snowblower in Smithtown at noon, Suffolk County police said.

In Nassau County, a 61-year-old man went into cardiac arrest shoveling snow in West Hempstead at 4 p.m., police said.

In New York City, three people died while shoveling snow during the storm — one in Staten Island and two in Queens, said NYPD Chief of Department Jim O’Neill.

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