It’s a reminder that winter is far from over.
The blast of cold weather that brought an extreme cold warning into Friday morning also left some drivers needing a boost to get to work.
CAA Manitoba answered around 200 calls for Winnipeg drivers who couldn’t get their cars to start. They answered 100 others outside of the city.
“I think people started putting the block heater cords away a little too early and thought their cars would be okay.” Liz Kulyk of CAA Manitoba tells 680 CJOB. “On days like this many other don’t take their cords to work might have another problem so we expect to be busy for rush hour.”
Heading into the weekend, where Saturday’s high is just -18, Kulyk says crews are “over prepared” as they expect the calls to continue until things warm up.
Kulyk says even if the temperature continues to rise, it is best to plug in anyways and use a timer the night before heading out on the road.