Cold snap causes huge jump in roadside assistance

Between Tuesday, Jan 9, and the end of the day Thursday, Jan. 11, AMA received more than 10,000 requests for roadside assistance across the province—and that number continues to climb given the extreme cold.

In parts of Alberta, call volume has been as high as nine times the norm for this time of year, with dead batteries being the biggest culprit.

In extreme cold, AMA receives requests for Roadside Assistance roughly every 40 seconds—and calls about dead batteries can spike by six times the usual number.

Get some cold weather safety tips on the AMA website.

Information courtesy AMA.


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