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Tow trucks are at the ready for winter weather

Andy Lawton Andy Lawton
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Area tow truck services are preparing the bad weather that's expected to hit Tuesday night and Wednesday. 

Managers with Quality Wrecker say they expect business to increase anywhere from 25 to 50 percent once the bad weather hits.

"Since most South Georgians are not accustomed to driving in snow and ice weather, they say there tends to be an increase in accidents on the roadways," said Andy Lawton.

They say right now staff is preparing for the influx of calls. Typically they average about 25 calls on a normal day.  

"In the business were in, it picks up greatly, folks here are not accustomed to driving on the roadways and possibly snowy, and accidents happen, and we wind up getting people out of ditches quite a bit."

He says the average wait time to be towed is around an hour to an hour and a half depending on location, but could be longer if the weather turns bad.  

Here are some towing companies in the Albany area if you get stuck-

 
A-1 Wrecker Service 229-436-3990  
Bubba's Wrecker Service 229-436-5811  
Quality Wrecker Service 229-436-0900  
Miles Towing & Recovery 229-431-2949  
Holt Auto Service and Towing 229-430-5648    
Swift Automotive 229-883-7725    
Albany Body Works 229-888-193  
G T Wrecker Service 229-776-4264    
McDonald's Wrecker 229-776-3011    
Giles Towing 229-776-3936  
ABC Wrecker & Roadside Service 229-777-0109    
Martin Automotive and Towing 229-434-7400  
Quality Wrecker 229-435 6003
McDuffie Wrecker Service 229-347-7608
Junior's Wrecker Service 229-349-7451

 

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