Towing company reports ‘below average’ work day



TOPEKA (KSNT) — Wintry weather swept across northeast Kansas on Thursday, which meant towing companies and roadside assistance were there to help drivers.

Despite all the snow on the ground, the American Automobile Association (AAA) reported that it had a below-average day in the capital. AAA in Topeka receives an average of 60 roadside assistance calls each day.

But despite the snow, the company said it only received around 40 calls for help on Thursday. Tow truck driver Jason Millage said he was surprised by the relatively slow workday.

“Considering all the snow and slush, I mean there were actually a decent number of people who were smart about how they drove,” Millage said. “More extractions than tows, which makes it a bit busier.”

AAA says about a dozen of their calls were service-related. That means they were about things like jump starts, lockouts, and tire changes. The rest was tows and pulls, which means rescuing drivers who veered off the road.

It’s hard to say why fewer people needed assistance than normal on Thursday, especially given the snow, but Millage said the roads weren’t that bad in reality.

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