Tow truck drivers stay busy during snow storm

Posted at 9:37 PM, Dec 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-16 23:26:33-05

The winter weather has tow truck drivers working overtime. Though some are just normal tows, drivers say the snow also brings out some strange behavior in drivers.

Keith Oberdries from Lou's Towing has been out driving since around noon Friday running tow calls. He says the extreme cold actually kept him working longer than the snow.

"Thursday was actually pretty busy. I ran from about 10 o'clock in the morning to 2 in the morning," said Oberdries.

Today he's seen a lot of flat tires.

"With the cold weather and stuff they like to draw a slow leak around the rims and then they just go flat," said Oberdries.

But tonight Oberdries says the storm has people flustered. One car needed to be towed after the owner lost their keys in the snow. Another driver decided to take their car into the car wash.

"It broke down on him," said Oberdries.

The owner didn't want to go on camera but he says he knew he shouldn't done it. It just seemed like a good idea at the time.

Oberdries says the biggest issue for people is the wait time in the storm. But he says they get backed up just trying to make it across the city.

"With the weather and stuff you can only go so fast," said Oberdries.

Oberdries says do not forget when you see a tow truck out on the road move over or leave a lot of space for them to do their job.

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