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Towing services busy during first winter weather event of the season

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Wrecker crews across Region 8 were out before the sun came up Wednesday rescuing vehicles that were stuck or stranded from the winter weather.

"By the time we'd get straightened up going one way, we'll have to stop and pull one out. It's been a hectic day for sure," Jeremy Russell with KEG Towing said.

Russell said they are already planning for more possible problems over the next couple of days as winter weather continues to threaten Region 8.

As for Wednesday, calls of cars going off the roadway started coming into KEG Towing around 3:30 a.m.

The crews we caught up with at the Poinsett and Jackson County line had been hard at it since 5 o'clock Wednesday morning.
They were attempting to get an 18-wheeler that went off the road upright.

Russell said on Wednesday they worked a lot of 18-wheeler roll overs.

"A couple of the rollovers were pretty bad but thankfully no one was injured," Russell said. "I think probably the speed; everyone was going kinda slow so that was the main thing."

Russell advised people to be cautious over the next few days if they have to be out on the roads.

"Just take it easy," Russell said. "Don't get out if you don't have to and go slow."

As for the truck on Highway 14, it was so loaded down, four tow trucks had to come in to get it upright. They were able to do so just before 6 p.m. but Highway 14 West was shut down for a considerable amount of time while they worked.

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