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Icy streets, sidewalks send many to hospital

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 29th, 2013

• Brookings ER kept busy with injuries from falls

BROOKINGS – People leaving their homes Monday morning quickly discovered that the streets and sidewalks of Brookings were ice-covered and difficult to traverse.

More than a few pedestrians went down, but thankfully not for the count, local healthcare workers report.

"We were busy," said Karen Weber, who oversees the emergency department at the Brookings Health System: a total of 10 ice-related injuries – contusions, sprains, fractures – were seen in a 24-hour period. All but one were treated and released.

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