AAA has extra manpower, trucks in CNY to help during winter storm

AAA says you can expect to see a lot more of its trucks out on the roads.

With temperatures plunging rapidly Friday night and the expectation of freezing rain and heavy snow piling up, AAA is gearing up to respond to calls for help.

AAA says you can expect to see a lot more of its trucks out on the roads.

Fleet operations manager Todd Ingraham says AAA sees a dramatic increase in calls when when they get wintry conditions in the area like what is expected in CNY overnight. Some of the issues drivers face include car batteries not starting because of the cold and getting stuck in the snow. He says his team is ready to tackle any situation..

"We do have additional staff on," Ingraham said. "We have brought several individuals on overtime. We've also recruited from the outside from our contractor network so we do have some outside staff from outside the fleet operations that will be assisting."

Ingraham said AAA currently has 17 trucks on the roads and expects to have three more in service soon.

Ingraham says drivers should pay close attention to the roads tonight and avoid those that are flooded, even if they seem shallow, because those can quickly become dangerous. Above all else, with the freezing rain and snow moving in, Ingraham urges people to take it easy and go slow.

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