Not everyone is mad about more snow

Snowy conditions in April bring good business.

Posted: Apr 18, 2018 8:01 AM
Updated: Apr 18, 2018 8:01 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Snow in the April Forecast can make some want to stay off the roads.

But it can mean more time on the roads for towing companies.

“We run a 24-hour towing business and the phones have been running all night,” Sam Schafer, dispatcher at Pulver Towing, said.

Sam said they’ve had a lot of sleepless nights because of recent snowfall in April. The company responded to 500 calls in Rochester during last weekend’s snow storm, more than any snow storm in all of winter.

“It generates revenue for our business so we'll take it when we can get it,” Sam said.

Virgil's Towing, Rochester Towing, and Tri-State Towing and Recovery in Rochester tell KIMT they’re also feeling the benefits of a colder Spring.

But it’s not just more work the snowy April brings, it’s different kind of work, too.

The towing companies tell KIMT usually around this time of year they’re helping cars or tractors out of mud.

Since towing companies are still out and about, and even responding to more calls than during winter, Sam reminds people to move over to other lanes when a tow truck is working to keep everyone safe.

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