MWRA employee dies in Arlington during storm cleanup

Police say an employee of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority died while cleaning up after the winter storm that dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the state.

Arlington police tell WFXT-TV that the employee, who they did not publicly identify, went into cardiac arrest and was found in a snowbank at a facility for the water authority early Friday.

The employee was taken to Mount Auburn Hospital, and was pronounced dead.

The authority issued a statement saying that its entire staff extends their thoughts and prayers to the person’s family and friends.

The agency provides drinking water and sewage services to more than 60 cities and towns.

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