If you're reading this early in the morning and are in the Philly area, be warned: when I walked the dog about an hour ago, the front steps AND the RAILING were coated with solid ice! Yours might be, too.
Which means if you slip on the steps and grab the rail, you might still fall because your hand WILL slip on the iced-over railing.
I don't want to see a bunch of Facebook/Twitter statuses of friends posting that they fell on the ice and damaged themselves. So I offer this advice: don't risk spending the day in the ER, as I did several years ago. I went out in an ice storm, jacked up my knee, and lived to regret it. Leave the ER to other people and STAY HOME. As the website says, "Learn from my fail".