It may have been tough on people, but it appears last week's frigid cold was even harder on their vehicles.
"It was non-stop pretty much 24-7," reported Shelley Morgan of Newcastle Towing in Drumheller. "We had three guys, sometimes four, out full tilt."
"In the cold, most of it was the boosting, people not having their vehicles plugged in and then needing a boost right away, (or) frozen batteries," she elaborated. "We did do some winching because of the ice, so there were a few motor vehicle accidents as well, but it was an assortment of everything."
Despite being stuck in the cold, Morgan told 99.5 Drum FM that most people were grateful for the service, no matter how long they had to wait.
"First thing in the morning when people are trying to get to work, the odd person in the afternoon, but at suppertime, when people are trying to get home, that's when they're flat out again," she explained. "They can take a little bit of a breather in the afternoon, but then mornings and evenings are swamped."
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