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DAYTON, OH (Jan. 17, 2019) When winter finally decided to show up, it did so in a big way. Since the cold snap began on January 8, AAA’s Roadside RescueTeam came to the aid of nearly 3,500 stranded motorists in the Miami Valley area – about a quarter of those calls occurred over a two-day period last weekend. “The first winter storm often proves to be a challenge for motorists as they tend to forget what it is like to drive on slippery roads,” said Kara Hitchens, AAA spokesperson. “But despite the high volume of calls, the Roadside Rescue Team was prepped and ready to respond to calls for help.
Area meteorologists are forecasting another weekend event and are predicting it will be an even bigger storm. As the storm moves closer AAA Fleet Manager, Chris Overpeck, is expected to activate the Severe Weather Action Plan which creates an “all-hands-on-deck” scenario for the Roadside Rescue Team.
Locally another round of winter weather is forecasted for today. Although today’s event is not calling for substantial accumulations of snow, no matter the size of the storm, AAA recommends doing what you can to prepare. AAA offers free vehicle maintenance inspections at all AAA Car Centers and membership is not required.
AAA recommends that motorists check the following vehicle systems:
Now is also a great time to begin assembling an emergency kit equipped for winter weather to carry in your vehicle. This kit is especially important if you’ll be driving any distance and winter weather is forecasted. The kit should include:
Many of the winter emergency items listed above – plus pre-assembled multi-item kits including the 73-piece Explorer Road Kit and 66-piece Winter Safety Road Kit – are available, at a discount to AAA members, in the online store at AAA.com.
AAA provides automotive, travel, and insurance services to 58 million members nationwide and more than three million members in Ohio. AAA advocates for the safety and mobility of its members and has been committed to outstanding road service for more than 100 years. AAA is a non-stock, non-profit corporation working on behalf of motorists, who can now map a route, find local gas prices, discover discounts, book a hotel, and track their roadside assistance service with the AAA Mobile app (AAA.com/mobile) for iPhone, iPad and Android. For more information, visit www.AAA.com.
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