Tow Truck Drivers Work Long Hours To Capitalize On Snow


UPDATED: Thursday January 2, 2014 5:44 PM

Tow Truck Driver Monte Hill says he'll be working nonstop now that the snow is on the ground.

"Thirty to 40 calls a day," he says.

"How many calls have you been on today?" asked 10tv news Reporter Kevin Landers.

"Nine since 6:30," said Hill of Fletcher's Tow Truck Company.

He was working on wreck number ten on a Pickaway County Road when 10TV News spoke to him.

This driver told us he wasn't sure what happened when his car skidded off the Pickaway county road.

"I just heard a big bang down there and suddenly I lost control," said John Rooker.

He wasn't alone.

Drivers going too fast for conditions found themselves in ditches all along U.S 23.

At least four inches of snow hit Pickaway County.

But with so many people calling for a tow, wait times for help increased.

Not everyone minded this wintery blast.

P.J. Zaragoza is visiting from California.

"It's nice to see all the snow you don't get see it all the time where I come from, he said.

What he didn't like, he says, was shoveling his fiancé’s grandparent’s driveway with a busted shovel.

"All they have are some broken down shovels, so I did the best with what I had", he said.

For those with snow plows, like Scott Stonerock, his first job was getting snow off his driveway - his next job is getting a new mailbox.

"The plow just came through and knocked it off", he said.

As for tow truck driver Hill, he says it's not the snow that bothers him.

"The people that don't slow down and pull over", he says.

Hill says that's what makes his job so dangerous when working in winter conditions like this.

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