Chicago salt truck slides into Lake Michigan

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Two workers escaped safely after a Chicago Park District salt truck slid on ice and into Lake Michigan on Wednesday.

The Chicago Park District pickup truck was traveling on a lakefront path about 7:15 a.m. when it skidded sideways and slipped backward into the water on the city’s near North Side, police said.

It slid halfway into the water before getting caught on a breakwall.

The two occupants were able to escape and crawl to safety. They both refused medical treatment.

“They were out there salting the area and the truck slid in,” Park District spokeswoman Michelle Lemons told the Chicago Tribune.

Light snow blanketed the Chicago area Wednesday morning with temperatures measured about 17 degrees, the National Weather Service said.

A lakefront bike path was closed while crews worked to remove the truck from the water.

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