AAA Helps 4,000-Plus Motorists During Storm 2-03-2011 - WNEM TV 5

AAA Helps 4,000-Plus Motorists During Storm 2-03-2011

AAA Michigan says it assisted more than 4,000 motorists across the state during this week's big winter storm.
Auto club spokeswoman Nancy Cain says that's not a record, but constituted a "very busy" period for AAA workers.
Most of the calls for help stemmed from spinouts and cars in ditches.
Cain says several hundred more motorists already have called for help Thursday morning, mostly due to dead batteries and some spinouts.
This week's storm dropped a foot of snow in some areas and created drifts as high as 3 to 5 feet deep in others.
South Haven has received 20 inches of snow, the largest snowfall reported in the state from a massive winter storm sweeping across Michigan.
The National Weather Service reports Wednesday that Muskegon got 19.7 inches.
Detroit has had 8.7 inches and Flint 10 inches, while a foot fell in Huron County and the Lansing area.
Saginaw County Central Dispatch officials said they’ve received more than 1,300 calls in the past 24 hours – most were reports of vehicular distress.
And at least two Michigan deaths could be blamed on the wintry weather, including a man who died after his pickup truck rolled over Tuesday near Grand Rapids. A Detroit area man collpsed in his Van Buren Township home after helping free a car from a snow drift.
Three people also were injured Wednesday when a metal awning collapsed southeast of Grand Rapids.
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