Walking in the winter: Tips to prevent falls on snow and ice

by Kate Evans

Winter can be a tricky time for falls on snow and ice. Slips can cause serious injuries like sprains, broken bones or concussions or worse. Many safety precautions can be taken to reduce the risk of slipping, tripping and falling for people of all ages.

Health officials urge that everyone watch for slippery and icy sidewalks, walkways, driveways, roadways and parking lots and to plan ahead to allow extra time to get to their destination during the winter.

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