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Ohio's extreme winter weather kept AAA busy
Emergency road service calls were up 30 percent from last year
Story by BRIAN BULL


 
Bevi Powell, senior vice president at AAA’s East Central office, says the number one call for help was for tows
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The long, harsh winter is officially over, and it was a busy one for AAA roadside mechanics and assistants. For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN's Brian Bull reports emergency calls were up significantly as motorists contended with the intense cold.
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Ohio crews have used record amounts of salt and manpower to keep the roads passable this winter. 

Triple-A says it’s put in overtime keeping cars ON the roads. 

Bevi Powell is senior vice president at AAA’s East Central office, which tracks data from northeast Ohio. She says emergency road service calls for the 18-county region were up 30 percent from last year, for the period of January to March.

“We’ve assisted around 100,000 motorists.  The No. 1 call for help was for tows, batteries was second, and then of course, tire related, because the extreme temperatures can affect inflation on your tires. We had a significant amount of lockouts, too, because they start their car to warm, and then they lock their keys in the car.”

Meanwhile, a representative with AAA Ohio says so far this year, they’ve received 93,000 calls from a 38-county area they serve. That’s a jump of 13 percent from the 2013 winter season.

They also report replacing 2,100 car batteries just for January, the month when the polar vortex hit.

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