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NHP's road service helps drivers stuck on roads in high heat

Reported by: Venise Toussaint
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Updated: 7/07/2014 9:37 am

LAS VEGAS (KSNV -- This triple-digit heat can wear down our bodies, but it can also be brutal on our cars.

NDOT's emergency roadside service sees plenty of broken down cars this time of year. The car experts say batteries have a rough time functioning in this heat.

"The temperature went sky high, almost to the max, and the car stopped," said Rafel Mansoor, who was stranded on Interstate 15 for an hour.

Like with many motorists stopped on the roads, his car trouble was cause by the heat.

Kevin Byerley with NDOT's Freeway Service Patrol says when temperatures go above 100 degrees, he sees double the amount of people needing assistance.

"Last month I think we did 2,200 stops to help people, and I'm quite sure this month we're going to exceed that by a lot," Byerley said.

The most common problems he sees are tires, overheating, and battery problems.



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