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Ice-covered roads mean collisions

Keith Shy, of Keith's Paint and Body Shop Keith Shy, of Keith's Paint and Body Shop

Auto repair shops are seeing the results of crashes on icy roads.   More than two dozen crashes happened in Albany Tuesday morning, most of them on the bypass.  And that means body shops are busy.  

 "Trying to get everything out that we can now, because I got at least half a dozen I know that had wreck that are coming," said Keith Shy, of Keith's Paint and Body Shop.    

Keith Shy says he's had several calls from potential customers needing their cars fixed.   "Well I know three of them slid off the road and the passenger side got dented, mainly the two doors and the fender," said Shy.

When Shy saw news coverage of the wrecks, he knew he would see an uptick in business.   "One of my customers, I saw there's on the news and they called me. I said 'yeah I saw it on the news and it's a highway to heaven!"  

Shy says his first wrecked car will come in next week, but first he has to make sure he has enough room for the rush.   "We been working through the storm because I'm trying to play catch up at the same time and the process slows down because of the cold weather."  

The Albany Police Department Traffic Unit says they reported a total of 30 auto accidents because of the slippery roads on Tuesday. Fewer than resulted in minor injuries.  

The Georgia State Patrol in Albany says they worked five weather related accidents since Tuesday. None of those had injuries.


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