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January 24, 2005

Albany -- Extremely cold temperatures caused a number of problems for South Georgians. Many people could not get their cars to crank Monday morning.

Albany wrecker companies were flooded with calls. Quality Wrecker Service stayed busy this morning jumping off dead batteries and towing cars that would not crank. Most of the car trouble was because of the cold.

Quality Wrecker dispatcher Wayne Cox said "People trying to go to work. Cars out in the cold after a weekend that they haven't been driving. Sit out there two or three days and they lose their power. And yes it is a busy morning, more than usual."

Wayne Cox with Quality Wrecker says drivers should have their car batteries checked to make sure it will crank in even the coldest temperatures.

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