CAA flooded with emergency calls

Thousands of vehicles not starting because of the bitter cold

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The cold snap has got CAA flooded with calls from drivers whose vehicle won't start.

CAA Quebec spokesperson Philippe Saint-Pierre says they've received over 2000 calls for emergency road assistance since this morning and they’re expecting even more to come.

“We are expecting six to eight thousand more calls for emergency road side assistance,” St-Pierre told CJAD.

Saint-Pierre says drivers should expect at least a 20 minute delay. For those having a hard time getting through on the phone, they can try the CAA Quebec web site or mobile application.

CAA Quebec has over a thousand workers on the road but would like to remind listeners to make sure they have a full tank of gas in this weather and to use a block heater if they can.

Also, if your vehicle is not starting do not try more than two or three times because you could cause damage.

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  1. Leon posted on 01/02/2014 05:15 PM
    Called CAA this morning waited for 30 minutes and no answer. Called CAA one hour later and no one was answering. Phone Lines were down. Best way to call for assistance was through their mobile app which I just discovered. Then I realized at -27 degrees this wasn't a day for driving but a day to stay home and let this cold freeze pass.
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