Towing calls grow as ice, snow melt down

Towing calls grow as ice, snow melt down

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - With the roads clear now following Friday's ice and snow, the cleanup begins.

Tow truck drivers have been working nonstop since Friday evening to tow cars that people abandoned - either because they had damaged them in the icy conditions, or because the threat of driving at all in those conditions had become too great.

In Madison County, drivers were cautioned they needed to clear their cars now the melt has taken place; cars left to the side of the road can be hazardous to emergency crews responding to calls.

At Lappdog Towing, owner Michael Lapp said they logged over 100 calls for assistance between 3 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Saturday morning.

Many of the cars are going one of two places - back to their owner's home, or to the nearest body shop.

"Call after call... and actually, [we're] having to turn down some calls because we're running too many as we speak," Lapp said.

Lapp and other towing company employees urge you to be patient, assuring those awaiting the return of their cars that they are working as fast as they can.

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