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Cold weather means pizza deliveries and swamped towing business
With school closings and some Northlanders choosing to stay indoors during the below zero Arctic blast, others aren’t as fortunate. They have to battle the conditions. Brad Phenow reports.
With the double digit below zero temperatures many people are stranded after their cars failed to turn over. With people staying home, getting their food delivered has been the favorable option.
Al Kurtz is the owner of Erberts and Gerbert’s in Superior. He says they have been busy, and he’s being quite lenient on their appearance.
“I’m allowing the sorrels, I’m allowing warmer winter hats, the Erbert and Gerbert’s logo-ed hat on top of that. I’m allowing snow pants if they want them. Just to try and help them out. The trick for us is getting the cars started in the morning.”
He says despite the cold, there hasn’t been much complaining.
“In fact they like it, they’re making more money, tips are better, they’re busy, and the day flies by. You’d be surprised the layers of clothes that come off because they’re so hot in the car.”
Cami Ellison is the assistant manager at Dominoes in Superior. She says they’ve been swamped with deliveries and the drivers have been great.
“The one driver actually lost his heat in his car last night, and he’s a trooper and he kept delivering until he was done with work.”
And there are stranded people who have not been as fortunate to hear their cars turn over. Mark Androsky is the owner of Stadium Towing in Superior. He says with these dangerously low temperatures, he can’t keep up.
“I’m about three hours, three and a half hour behind. Mostly its jump starts; you can drive up and down some of the side streets around here and see five, six, seven, eight, nine hoods up on just one street.”
Brenda Hebert is the manager at Tomlinson Towing and Repair in Ashland. She says they haven’t been as busy as you’d think because people are staying home. But they’re planning on a busy day tomorrow.
“Depending on what happens over the course of the night, tomorrow we’re going to be going out doing a lot of jump starts for dead batteries, with the weather like this locks freeze up and people can’t get into their cars.”
The blast is expected to stay but after Wednesday the temperatures are going to make their way above zero.Previous KUWS Articles:
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