Cold weather stalls cars in the Piedmont

HIGH POINT, N.C. — With temperatures getting down so low overnight, some drivers found themselves stuck with cars that just couldn’t make it through the cold.

Piedmont drivers were frozen in place by single digit Tuesday morning temperatures.

he Incident Management Assistance Patrol, or IMAP, drivers responded to double the number for calls for help.

Operators like Brian Sosnowski said the cold weather drained car batteries and chilled radiators. Sosnowski says most of the problems drivers had to deal with could have been prevented.

“Maintaining your vehicle is very important. It’s one of the things people take for granted. If you don’t maintain your vehicle you will have problems,” he said.

With another cold night ahead, mechanics say spending a few dollars now could help you keep your car in your garage instead of theirs.