Experts share tips for walking on snow and ice

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — With winter weather expected in Virginia this weekend, don’t forget to be careful when walking on snow and ice. 

Health experts said make sure you pick appropriate shoes. Flat shoes with rubber soles provide better traction on ice and snow. 

If they are available, don’t forget to use handrails. 

It’s also important to take small steps, in order to keep your center of balance. If you go get groceries or supplies, avoid carrying a lot of bags, especially when walking up steps. 

Be sure to walk slowly as well, and never run on ice. 

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