LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The slippery conditions may just be a headache for many of you, but the ice is sending some people in the La Crosse area to the hospital.
Both Mayo Clinic and Gundersen Health Systems have seen more patients than normal in the last couple of days for slips and falls.
Both hospitals each saw more than 30 people for falls from Monday morning to Tuesday afternoon.
"We do expect some people to come in after a storm usually. The sleet and ice storms that we have just seen a couple of weeks ago we did have a couple of people that came in after sustaining a fall, but not in this quantity,” said Mayo Clinic Health System Physician Assistant Melanie Young.
Health providers suggest you wear proper winter gear and take more time to get to your destination to prevent falling injuries.
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