(Area) It's not a "Polar Vortex" this time, but with high wind and blowing snow, the folks at AAA have been busy in January.
Spokesperson Gail Weinholzer says they set an all-time high call volume in the upper Midwest, on that cold Monday, the 6th.
"Of nearly 3,000 which the average day just to give you some perspective is about 800 calls."
Overwhelmingly, most of the calls were for dead batteries. She said AAA members can have them checked for free, at AAA approved garages, to be sure you're not left stranded.
Iowa Radio Network