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Ice causing emergency rooms to be busy

Doctors at Hannibal Regional Hospital said they the emergency room has been extremely busy in this icy weather.

Dr. Michelle Bens said the mornings are the busiest when people are trying to get to work. She said by 7 a.m. on Thursday, they had ten patients who had fallen on ice. She warns even if the roads are clear, your driveway may still be covered in ice when you wake up and return home from work

“We’ve also seen a bunch of broken hips,” said Bens. “People getting out of their cars, not realizing their driveways are icy and just wiping out.”

Bens said keep a close eye on your children, as they are more likely to run and fall on the ice

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