CAA Quebec busier than usual because of cold snap

More than 3,000 calls Quebec-wide by mid afternoon

It's been a busy day for CAA Quebec thanks to the bitter cold.

They've been getting more calls than usual from motorists whose cars won't start.

"At this time, middle of afternoon, we already received more than 3,000 calls for the whole province and for Montreal we're talking about 1,300", CAA spokesman Phillipe St Pierre told CJAD News.

CAA says it normally gets about 2,000 calls during a week day.

St Pierre added more than a thousand workers were on the road helping motorists and CAA also tripled the amount of workers at its call center because of the bone-chilling conditions.

The number of calls during this latest cold snap didn't break any record, though.

"In 2011, we did receive more than 12-thousand calls on the 24th of January", added St Pierre.

The CAA expects between 4,000 and 5,000 calls province-wide by Saturday night.

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