Snowplows worked to keep roads clear throughout Tuesday, but the snow had been falling at a fairly rapid pace.
Both morning and afternoon commutes were affected by the snow.
WDIO spoke with experienced tow truck drivers Zak McClelland, Duluth Towing, Mrs. Mac Towing, the CEO of Superior Towing and Automotive to discuss the top steps drivers can take to avoid accidents while driving in the snow.
“Number one, if you’re not used to driving in these conditions, stay home, stay home, and wait until the roads are cleared by the city, county, or wherever you are. If you do want to go out, make sure your car gets Take care and make sure you have good tires. Come and meet us at the shop or any other local shop in town. We’re all really good here and we can get you some good winter tires and a third and final time depending on the conditions Drive, slow down, take it easy and get out early.”
If a vehicle such as a car or truck gets stuck in a ditch, it could be easy or difficult to get them out, but it all depends on two factors, McClelland said. “It all depends on how the car lands and what the owner does. One thing is that four-wheel drive is great, and all-wheel drive is great. But in this case, when you’re driving it over speed, it’ll just Puts you in a deep hole. So they slow down and drive according to the situation.”
An important statistic to know when it comes to tow truck drivers is that a tow truck driver is killed every six days, according to Triple-AAA. “One of the things we preach and one thing we want everyone to do is, if you see us or any of our emergency responders on the side of the road, please slow down and get out of the way. Give us space to work, ’ shared McClelland.