AAA responds during weekend storm

(KSN File Photo)
(KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – Despite the weekend storm, AAA says the call volume was light.

Since 9 p.m. Saturday night, AAA responded to 330 calls for roadside service.

One hundred forty nine of those calls were yesterday and 165 this morning, as of 11 a.m.

“With many closings yesterday during the storm, most people were able to stay off the streets and that kept the number of disablements under control,” said Jim Hanni, AAA spokesman.

AAA’s Roadside Rescue Team has responded to 46 calls in the Wichita area, 38 in the Topeka area and 14 in Lawrence, with another 67 calls received for other parts of the state.

One-third of all the requests for service had to do with battery & charging issues.

Towing has been required for 29 percent of the calls for service, with about 15 percent each for tire issues and keys locked in the car, the latter of which has been primarily due to situations where the vehicle was being warmed up and the keys locked in the car.

About 5 percent of the calls have been for winching vehicles that are stuck, run off the roadway. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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