WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) – On a winter day like this, the phone rings non-stop for tow truck drivers like Jeremy Pigg.
“All hands on deck as it snows. Everyone knows there’s a chance you’re going to get in a tow truck and run all day,” Pigg said.
Jeremy Pigg is the owner and operator of Melton’s Wrecker Service and Pigg Towing. He said they will be racing around the clock to help people who are having car trouble or have gotten into a fender due to the icy driving conditions. The conditions Pigg foresees will only get worse.
“We didn’t know for sure when everything was going to fall and how much, so we woke up just checking the weather, checking out, it’s dangerous out now but it seems like we’re expecting the freezing rain a lot more and that’s when it gets slippery out there,” he said. said Pigg.
So what is a day like today for a tow truck driver?
“Right now, if anyone calls, I’ll answer the phone. We send the closest driver or the fastest driver who can get there. Since it’s so cold, we don’t want anyone sitting on the side of the highway to have a broken down car. You can freeze out there right now,” Pigg said.
Drivers are usually on call around the clock, helping people who may have spun and hit a curb, but there are a few tips to keep in mind so you don’t end up in these positions.
“I know it’s cold, but get gas while you can. Be sure to check the tread on your tires. Pay close attention to this black ice outside, you don’t even see it there. You don’t know you’re slipping until you go put your breaks or turns and then the next thing you know you’re out of control,” Pigg said.
They offer services from Decatur all the way to Vernon, so they know they will be busy trying to help everyone get to their destination safely.
“We hope everyone stays home and safe, but if you go out and something happens, we’ll be happy to come and help you,” Pigg said.
For more information on Melton’s Wrecker Service and Pigg Towing, call (940)-766-2232.