Towing companies delayed due to ice storm

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 7:52pm

While many East Texans admired the icicles from the comforts of their own homes Monday, public service men and women; like tow truck drivers, are out in full force trying to keep our roads clear and safe for drivers. However, due to the road conditions many towing companies are experiencing delayed response times due to the ice storm.

Cody Leifer, owner of Crow Towing in Tyler, says they are busier today than ever, "I had 94 emails from our answering service of calls and cars people checking on getting wrenched, out pulled out...people have been on the side if the road for hours." Leifer said. “Bull” one of Leifer’s tow truck drivers says this is the worst he’s ever seen the roads, “It’s crazy, just stay home.” Bull said.

On average Crow towing is delayed 3 hours responding to calls, backed up about 15 jobs according to Leifer. Some East Texans KETK News spoke with say they have waited up to 8 hours for a tow truck to arrive.

Leifer and Bull say, be patient, they are working as hard as they can, but if you don’t have to be on the roads, stay home.

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