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Towing company on snow: 'Pennies from heaven'

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Snowstorms, like the one expected Monday night, make roads slippery and dangerous. Local towing companies got a taste of that during the weekend and Monday morning, in the midst of what they consider the first major snow storm of the year to significantly impact drivers.

By 9 a.m. Monday, the Allegan County Sheriff's Department responded to 15 crashes countywide. There were another 15 to 20 incidents in Ottawa County, according to dispatch officials.

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At Tim's Towing in Holland Township, the weather related calls started coming in at 6 a.m. The owner tells WZZM 13 that there were more than a dozen accidents and slide offs by noon Monday. For some, it was a winter wake up call for how to drive in the snow. 

Snow means different things to different people. For Tim's Towing, it means business. 

"Snow, pennies from heaven, you know keep our drivers busy," said Jamie Sanders, owner of Tim's Towing. "This has been the first major snow fall that has really started to affect a lot of the drivers."

By noon, Sanders said her crews had already responded to more than a dozen accidents and slideoffs. 

"Our drivers have probably done about ten accidents today and quite a few slide offs, they've probably done about 20 to 30 calls already today," Sanders said. "Everybody forgets to drive once the snow starts flying again." 

This year, drivers had more time to forget how to drive on days like this. 

"It hasn't been busy like years in the past during the winter season," Sanders said.

However, she says now Tim's Towing is starting to make up for lost time. She hopes no one gets hurt, though though. 

Tim's Towing says it hasn't been nearly as bad as some of the winter days from last year when crews were working 24-7 without much of a break. The towing company says they are prepared for the winter weather to continue, and they'll have crews ready.