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Winter weather has business booming at local towing & repair company


MADISON, Wisconsin (WKOW) -- Snowfall that began early Sunday morning kept tow truck drivers busy.

John Schmidt, a tow truck driver and co-owner of Schmidt's Auto Inc. in Madison, said calls regarding cars in ditches began around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and continued until roughly 9 a.m.

"The majority of the stuff you see are spin-outs and accidents," Schmidt said. He added that's been the case all winter.

But it's not just snowfall that keeps John and his co-workers busy.

The brutal cold snap expected to hit Monday will bring some bonus business to Schmidt's Auto, which also performs repairs and roadside services.

"The cold temperatures will keep us busy," said co-owner Jodie Schmidt. "We see a lot of tire issues, cars that just won't start, people want to replace their batteries. We often tow cars in to repair shops."

She added dealing with all the calls requires substantial manpower.

All of the company's 50 drivers will be "on deck" Monday, Jodie Schmidt said.

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