AAA and towing companies have a full load of calls due to dead batteries and other issues in the extreme cold.
The record-making cold is taking its toll on cars and drivers.
With temperatures well below zero Tuesday morning, there were many drivers who found themselves stranded.
AAA says calls to its road service dispatch centers were double what they normally would be on a winter day in Northeast Ohio.
From midnight Monday to noon Tuesday, AAA says it received 1,300 service calls. Most calls were for dead batteries, tows and flat tires.
Most towing companies and service calls were reporting at least a two- to six-hour wait.
Around the region today, we saw numerous cars broken down, and auto shops were swamped.