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Busy week for Triple "A" due to wintry conditions

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Wintry weather has amounted to a spike in calls this week at Triple "A" of Western New York.

Triple "A" Spokesman Steve Pacer said the extreme cold has meant a lot of dead batteries this week.  Pacer adds they received a few hundred calls related to this morning's storm but, he notes, it could have been much worse.

"One thing that was good was that the travel advisory was in effect and the thruway was shut down and I think people heeded the warnings," notes Pacer.

Pacer said the wintry weather and extreme cold amounted to more than twice as many calls as normal earlier this week.

The main reason, he said, were dead batteries. "If you haven't had your battery tested or haven't bought a new battery in about three to four years, you're going to want to do that."

The second top reason for calls to Triple "A" had to do with requests for a tow truck due to accidents.