About a dozen cars caught fire in St. Paul during Sunday's storm, according to St. Paul Fire Marshal Steve Zaccard.I've "rocked" a car before to get it unstuck; I never realized such maneuvers endangered the transmission. You learn something every day.
He said most of the fires probably started when drivers got stuck in the snow and began rocking their vehicles back and forth in an attempt to get free, overheating the transmission and causing engine fires...
22 February 2011
Snowbound cars are catching fire
From the Mpls/St. Paul StarTribune: