Preventing Spills from Black Ice

ROCKFORD (WIFR)-

Ice has been a major pain for everyone the past few days, but doctors have some tips to prevent you from having a spill that will send you to the hospital.

Salt and sand are the easiest fixes to help you steer clear of helping you to not slip on your driveway or sidewalk.

According to a nurse, Swedish American Hospital has seen a good amount of injuries due to icy conditions, but there's always ways to prevent a nasty fall.

Tim Deming; Nurse Practitioner "First thing that people have to do is take their time. If they can look around, if they have any salt or sand or things to put down to help improve their traction would be best."

Swedish American also asks if you have elderly relatives to please take extra precaution with them, in such conditions as these.


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