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Winter weather presents health dangers

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - Black ice isn't just a problem you face when driving on the roadways.

Maintenance crews at some Greenville apartment complexes were out early this morning salting sidewalks and stairwells. They say keeping their residents safe is their top priority.

But when the temperatures get this cold, you also need to know what to do if you think you are experiencing frostbite.

"The thing to do is to warm up those things rapidly," said Dr. Theodore Delbridge, Chief of Emergency Services at Vidant. "And once you warm it back up, it's really important that it doesn't get cold again. Sometimes we rub things back and forth, like we rub our hands trying to get them warm, and it's really not what you want to do."
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