Brutal Cold: Help for You and Your Car

With the recent cold temperatures, it’s safe to say our cars might just be colliding with the cold.

A number of people in our area are waking up to dead car batteries because of the frigid conditions.

To help, a number of area towing companies are out in full force to give people a jump or even replacing their battery.

On Friday, Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey tagged along with a crew from Milewski’s Towing & Recovery based in the Scranton area.  With more calls, workers also stressed the importance for people to remember the "Steer Clear/Move Over Law" which is aimed at keeping responders safe.  Learn more about it here.

With the temperatures expected to dip, officials are warning those that have to go outside to watch out for frostbite and hypothermia.

According to the CDC, frostbite is "a bodily injury caused by freezing that results in loss of feeling and color in affected areas."

"Hypothermia is a dangerous condition that can occur when a person is exposed to extremely cold temperatures," says the CDC.

To learn how to recognize frostbite and what to do if you get it, click here.

To learn how to recognize hypothermia and what to do if you get it, click here.

Head here to learn how to prevent frostbite and hypothermia.


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