Tow Truck drivers prepare for winter weather
COLUMBUS, Ohio —
When the snow begins falling the computer screen at Woody's Towing lights up, as Mark Fisher begins dispatching his drivers to crashes. "Hopefully everybody's okay. Then, how do we get to it to hook it up to get it on the truck and get it out of the scene as fast as possible so traffic can get flowing again."
He expects this winter week to be even busier. "Everybody's in a rush," says Fisher. Woody's towed 14 cars during last weekends first snowfall. The weekend before that with no snow- about a half dozen.
Fisher says that the winter is an overall quipster time for them, but if winter weather hits around rush hour, they might get more than half a dozen calls at the same time. "It makes you feel something, because you don't know if there was a child in the car or not when you get to the scene."
Although car crashes may mean good business for a tow truck company, they still want people to think twice when there's snow and ice, "Pay attention. Slow down. Set your cell phone down. It's not with it," adds Fisher.