(WSPA) – The snowfall has come and gone but has left a sheet of ice in North and South Carolina.

Although major roadways are clear, sidewalks and pavement are not always free of snow and ice as quickly.

Doctors want you to be extra careful as you walk out the door with the potential of ice. Health experts said they see more emergency room visits from people who slip and fall on ice due to winter weather. Doctors said they see everything from broken ankles and hips to head and back injuries.

Experts suggest to clear the walk way of snow and ice instead of tempting fate and trying to walk through it. They also recommend you to take short, shuffling steps, like a penguin. Walk with your arms at your side and try to wear slip-resistant shoes.