Extreme cold warnings and bitter wind chills

THORNHILL, ON, Feb. 15, 2015 /CNW/ - Southern Ontario is in the grips of extreme cold warnings. The frigid arctic air and strong winds will mean a bitter wind chill between - 30 C and - 40 C today.

CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) is reminding members to be prepared for higher than normal call volumes and longer than normal wait times. Our top priority is always safety. We service high-priority calls first – those drivers stranded in the snow and cold – prior to those in the comfort and safety of their homes.

Members can obtain their own service from an alternate tow provider and submit the receipt for reimbursement dependent on their coverage.

During last year's deep freeze, CAA SCO received a record number of calls for service. On January 3, 2014, service was dispatched to over 9,500 members due to the bitterly cold temperatures which caused battery related issues.

To put it into perspective, on an average winter day, CAA SCO receives approximately 3,000 calls for service.

For over a hundred years, CAA has been helping Canadians stay mobile, safe and protected.  CAA South Central Ontario is one of nine auto clubs across Canada providing roadside assistance, automotive care, travel products, insurance services and member savings for more than 1.9 million members.

SOURCE CAA South Central Ontario

For further information: Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Consultant, CAA SCO, sace@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930; or Jeff LeMoine, Communications Consultant, CAA SCO, jlem@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-4709, Cell: (416) 254-0641.


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