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Dangerous Roads Keep Tow Truck Companies Busy

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MISSOULA -

Dangerous road conditions continued on the streets of Missoula this morning, as even more snow fell overnight.

Local tow truck drivers said they've been busy this winter, pulling out cars that have slid off the icy and snow packed roads.

Employees at Red's Towing said they've been getting at least 125 calls every single day during this recent winter storm.

Red's employees said when they're that busy, drivers may have to wait an hour or more for the truck to arrive.

They also said it's a good idea to make sure you have plenty of fuel, a shovel, water and blankets stored in your vehicle just in case.

At Red's they have 12 trucks and 10 drivers, but on busy days, it's just not enough.

Monica Hilliard, of Red's Towing, said, "Between here and Drummond, I mean, there were days where we just had guys continually out on the Interstate pulling people off that mainly just slipped off and could drive away, but you know, they were stuck in some deep snow."

Red's employees said it's their policy to help people stranded along the Interstate in dangerous situations before other customers.

They advise drivers to take it slow to avoid sliding off the road in dangerous conditions.

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