Auto Services and Tow Trucks Work Overtime Due to Kansas City Snowstorm | New


KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – The streets and highways on Monday weren’t too bad, in fact most of them are clear.

This is a radical change from a few days ago.

Mechanics and tow truck drivers in the metro are working overtime after the storm.

David Jones, owner of D & D Automotive Services, has no additional staff to bring in on Monday, so he and his team are working overtime to help customers needing repairs after the storm we had there. A few days.

“We’re just working longer and harder,” Jones explained.

Tow trucks came and went to drop cars off for Jones to fix.

Most drivers are too busy to talk.

“It keeps us very busy,” said David Clawson, tow truck driver.

Clawson says they have dozens of customers waiting for service.

“Well as of now he’s towing cars that just broke down and being moved to their areas, in the last couple of days probably 30 mining cars, pulling the cars out of the ditch,” he said. Clawson.

Back at D and D Automotive, they had just finished fixing Nicole Vowell’s car.

She says she was trying to slow down near Lee’s Summit and Truman on Friday afternoon when she hit an icy area, slipped into a sidewalk and bent her tire stem.

“The fact that it rains, then freezes, then snows, ruined me because I didn’t really think about it because I have all-wheel drive,” said Vowells.

Suspension issues are a common thing for drivers who have brought their cars to D and D Automotive.

“It doesn’t steer, your wheels might be askew, you might have one on the side but you can’t drive the car. Generally speaking, it could cause the tires to explode, ”Jones said.

He has a tip for people moving through the snowy and icy mess.

“When you get into a slide you have to put it in neutral and remember not to panic and brake really hard, which is what often causes you to slide down the curb,” Jones said.

The average bill for suspension work can cost you anywhere from $ 300 to $ 500.

It’s a safety lesson Vowells learned the hard way.

“Just save your space, slow down, these wrecks are going crazy and they’re not worth the money like that’s all I had and now it’s gone,” Vowells explained.

Traffic appears to be flowing on I-70 on the east side of downtown.

Remember to slow down and be aware as there could still be some slippery spots.

At around 4:00 p.m. on Monday, a school bus was turning on a bend, lost control, and slipped into a ditch in northern Kansas City, just west of I-29.

Four children were on board at the time, but none of the children were injured.

The bus was pulled out of the ditch and set off. is now with you on the go! Get the latest updates and videos, StormTrack5 weather forecast, weather radar, special investigation reports, sports headlines and more from KCTV5 News.

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