(WKBN) – A local towing company says their drivers stayed busy Friday morning as drivers battled through their commute.
Ludt’s Towing had five to six trucks out on the road.
Between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., the phones were ringing off the hook, mostly for drivers who spun out or couldn’t get their cars started in the extreme cold.
They have this advice for drivers as the poor conditions continue.
“Slow down, take your time. That’s the main thing is just being cautious and watching out for the other driver, too, that spins out,” said Tracey Anderson, manager of Ludt’s Towing.
Though it was quiet Friday afternoon, Anderson expects those phones to ring off the hook again as drivers leave work Friday evening.
For private snow plow drivers, keeping the ice off of parking lots and sidewalks was also a struggle on Friday.
Dallas Bigley plows and salts in the Struthers and Poland areas.
Bigley spend time at the Struthers Credit Union where, at first, his salt spreader wasn’t working because it was so cold. He had to get out, knock the ice off and then it worked. It was that kind of day.
“Today, we’re at the Credit Union right now. We’ve salted here about five times today. They have a lot of elderly customers so it’s really a liability to leave it unattained… Once it gets so cold, this 30 below, there’s not a whole lot you can do. You do the best you can,” he said.