WINNIPEG — The cold snap currently gripping southern Manitoba has set a new one-day record for service calls at CAA Manitoba.
More than 1,800 calls were received on Wednesday of this week, as the automobile club continues to handle an influx of calls related to the bone-chilling weather.
“From December 24 to December 28 inclusive, we completed 5,827 service calls. The calls on December 27 were four times more than they have been historically. Suffice it to say that our drivers have been extremely busy,” said CAA Manitoba spokesperson Liz Kulyk.
Kulyk says emergency calls are prioritized in the interest of safety.
CAA members also have the option of using an alternative service provider and submitting their receipt for reimbursement.
Kulyk adds drivers should plug their vehicles in to ensure they start up again smoothly heading into New Year’s weekend.
CAA Manitoba also set a record on Boxing Day of this year for the second busiest in its history, with 1,685 calls received.
Friday’s daytime high in Winnipeg is -23°C, but will feel closer to -34. Environment Canada’s extreme cold warning remains in effect.