Bitter cold temperatures are causing issues for northeast Ohioans health-wise and home-wise.

Low temperatures over the weekend into Monday have created one of the busiest periods for cold related incidents in health and plumbing.

Jim Mark, M.D. Chairman of the Emergency Department for Cleveland Clinic’s Fairview Hospital says the weekend saw the highest incidence of frost-bite cases since last winter season. “With temperatures like they are now, where it gets very low and the wind chill adds to that, frostbite becomes a real concern the longer your out,” Dr. Mark told WKYC Channel 3’s Hilary Golston.

Fairview saw three cases over the weekend. As of Monday around 3 p.m. the entire Cleveland Clinic system had treated five cases of frostbite.

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