RALEIGH -- Snow and slush from Thursday night was ice by Friday morning, landing a lot of people with unexpected trips to the emergency room or urgent care.
Doctors say they were seeing a lot of patients with broken ankles or wrists, concussions and other injuries from slipping and falling on the ice. Many patients were embarrassed about their fall and said they were being extra cautious.
"This morning I got up, was going, getting ready for work walking through the parking lot at the hotel to get to my car and I guess I hit a piece of black ice and busted my ankle up," said John Morriss, slip and fall patient.
Medical experts say you should seek medical treatment after a fall if you experience instant, severe pain from the fall, if you hit your head, if you lose consciousness or get nauseated after a fall.
You could have a broken bone or concussion.