Ice-covered walkways have citizens looking for advice on how to avoid slips and falls.

Capital Health said the best advice is to be careful by wearing stable shoes and attach winter-specific cleats to flat shoes. “Unfortunately for young women who want to look good, they don’t have anything that works on pumps or high heels,” said Marcia Johnson, deputy medical officer of health for Edmonton.

It was suggested that the elderly call someone for help with errands while braving the slick walkways.

During thaw and freeze cycles this season, the number of visits to emergency departments have increased from 150 visits daily to 250.

Canada Post workers have been dealing with strains, sprains and injured elbows due to the conditions in the city.