If you're out there shoveling the snow, be careful. Many people hurt their back because they don't use their legs when shoveling. If you have heart issues or you're not used to doing heavy lifting doctors advise leaving the shoveling to someone else.
With this latest storm it's slick sidewalks and driveways that are the problem. At Doctor's Express Urgent Care in Towers Mall in Roanoke, when it snows, doctors treat quite a few people who have fallen.
"Slipping is big. The black ice on sidewalks, asphalt, and parking lots are the issues," said Dr. Serge Depret-Guillaume with Doctor's Express. "The bruised bottom, the elbow impact, sometimes the head when people slip backwards."
Lacrerations can also result from falls, according to Dr. Depret-Guillaume.
At Carilion Roanoke Memorial and LewisGale Regional Medical Center, doctors have also seen several patients who've come in from falls and some patietns who've come in as a result of car accidents during the snowstorm.
Doctors advise that people wear boots to prevent slips and falls and remember when the night falls the wet areas on roads and sidewalks will freeze.