Freezing Temperatures in NY: Beware of Icy Sidewalks

January 6, 2014 Updated: January 7, 2014

NEW YORK—Any melted snow is likely to freeze again Tuesday, as temperatures are expected to plummet to 14 F.

New Yorkers better embrace the cold and get their ice skates on, or at least layer up and get out their snow boots.

Injuries caused by slips and falls increased during the icy weather Sunday.

There was a 15 percent jump in emergency room visits as of 3 p.m. Sunday at Lenox Hill Hospital Emergency room, according to a hospital representative.

An increase in weather related injuries such as broken wrists and ankles was also reported by Beth Israel Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, Roosevelt Hospital, and St. Luke’s Hospital physicians.

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