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AAA Sets Mid-Atlantic Record for Calls for Help

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RICHMOND, Va. (WBOC/AP)- This past weekend's extended cold snap that brought sub-zero temperatures and wind chills to the Mid-Atlantic region sent emergency roadside assistance calls on Monday into record territory for AAA Mid-Atlantic

The auto club said its emergency roadside assistance volume topped 12,000 calls, the highest one-day call volume on record, shattering the previous record set last month on January 8 (11,023) by nearly 10 percent. The auto club also responded to 5,706 battery-related calls, also a single-day record, accounting for 47 percent of all calls on Monday.

In Maryland, AAA Mid-Atlantic responded to nearly 3,000 total emergency roadside assistance calls, a 3 percent increase over the Jan. 8 record of more than 2,900 requests. As across the auto club's territory, the majority of service requests in Maryland, over 1,200 or 47 percent were battery-related.

AAA Mid-Atlantic serves motorists in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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