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This chronicler fell hard on invisible ice a few doors downhill from The Ann Arbor Chronicle headquarters. Homeowner had salted lightly, but totally non effective. had to crawl up the cold icy sidewalk to find footing to stand. Enough pain for tears and lingering limping. Moral: please remove the ice from your sidewalks! At best it hurts to fall, at worst there can be serious damage to people. This was a gutter dripping on the sidewalk and freezing. Dangerous!

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  1. January 15, 2011 at 9:03 pm | permalink

    :( Hope you are okay soon!!!

  2. By Elyse Rubin
    January 17, 2011 at 8:24 am | permalink

    So true. People need to assess their sidewalks carefully each morning and evening. My daughter witnessed a bad fall taken by a Slauson Middle School student on Huron. She slipped on the ice and the cello she was carrying fell on top of her. When EMTs responded they suspected that an ankle and toe had been broken. Poor kid.

  3. By Donna Estabrook
    January 17, 2011 at 7:44 pm | permalink

    Not only is it dangerous but for those with limited mobility it can prevent you from moving. My daughter uses a wheelchair and frequently buses (great bus system for wheelchair users, BTY) to downtown. Once there it is very often a challenge to wheel where she needs to go because the curb cuts are clogged with snow and ice. Passers-by help her but this shouldn’t be necessary. As I understand it, owners of property on the corners are responsible for keeping the curb cuts clear. Many downtown property owners are lax about this to say the least.

  4. By suswhit
    January 18, 2011 at 7:21 am | permalink

    Today is not going to be an easy day to walk anywhere! If it looks wet assume it’s ice!!