“Yeah I’m stuck,” Brandon Russell said.
All over the Wabash Valley, drivers were slipping and sliding.
Some were able to keep their cars on the road.
Others, like Brandon Russell, ended up in the ditch.
“And next thing you know, I hit a little like a little snow, icy patch and just lost all control and slid straight off,” Russell said.
This was just one of many calls tow truck operator Jack Hatton answered before noon Friday.
One after the other Hatton was hooking the cars up and putting them back on the road.
“We are constantly moving,” Jack Hatton said. “We’ve got 6 drivers going in the daytime and we are all pretty much all on call in the nighttime.”
Winter months are especially busy for AAA 1 Towing.
And it’s not just slide offs. The snow can cause other problems, such as flat tires, frozen locks, and dead batteries.
But no matter what mother nature delivers, Hatton says he’s just glad to help.
“They’re happy and that’s the best part knowing that we are able to help the customers, get them back on the road, get them out of the weather,” Hatton said. “And it’s just making a difference in their lives’ makes it even more better for us.”
AAA 1 Towing expects more calls throughout the night.
Even though the roads will be clearing up black ice will remain a concern until the weather warms back up.
Car rental businesses are also benefiting from the snow, several say they can’t keep 4-wheel drives in stock.