Tow Trucks See Business Boom From Storm

By: Jaclyn Piermarini Email
By: Jaclyn Piermarini Email

February 13, 2014

This snow storm means long hours for tow truck drivers.....long hours, and big business.

If you decided to hit the roads and got stuck, you weren’t alone. While most people are home making hot chocolate and watching movies, this is one group that doesn't stay in.

Tow truck operators have been slammed with calls from stranded drivers-needing their vehicles pulled out of ditches. They had one of their busiest days of the year today and they've been working overtime.

R&R Towing co-owner David Roberts says he has "been going since 5:00 yesterday afternoon, and worked all the way, all through the night, working today, trying to get these roads cleared for everybody."

They've seen a mix of cars stuck from last night and drivers that tried to get out of the house today and got stuck.

Roberts says he's seen a little bit of everything.

"We're seeing cars in the ditch, we've seen cars turned over on its side, for instance this truck right here collided into another one...I mean we've been seeing all kinds of stuff. We've seen people stuck in their driveway just trying to get out of their driveway.”

On Buck Island Road, truckers were out all morning pulling out drivers that couldn't navigate the slippery roads. Wreckers came to the rescue all day today.

Roberts has a word of advice if you are thinking about braving the roads tonight.

"I say stay home, stay warm, and it’s not worth trying to drive out in this mess."

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