Local towing company reports fewer calls than expected

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Updated: 12/06/2013 5:04 pm Published: 12/06/2013 4:07 pm

As weather conditions cause dangerous driving conditions across Green Country, a local towing company prepared for more calls.

“I had two, bang, bang, right in a row," said Doug Hyder, a driver with Storey Wrecker.

But things slowed down after that for him and his employer.

Storey is the biggest wrecker service in Green Country, they called in extra people to handle what they thought would be a very busy day.

There were more calls, just not as many as they expected.

"Pretty surprised actually. It just makes me feel good that people maybe feeling a little conscientious now and taking their time," said Wayne Pierce, the company’s general manager.

They got about 40 to 50 calls in the first 12 hours of the day. On a normal day it would be about 20 to 25.

But compare that to the blizzard in 2011, when they had a waiting list of 400 calls.

“It’s not as bad as a few years ago. People are being a lot more careful, and I think hopefully learned a lesson from last time. If you don't need to be out on it, just stay home. ‘Cause once you do get out on it, you get stuck, you're stuck, and your day goes south real quick," said Pierce.

If you do end up having to have a tow truck come to your vehicle, if it's just a service call it is $75 or more. If they actually tow then it could be $100, $120 or more.

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