Tow Trucks Busy Plucking Abandoned Cars From Roads

By Ben Russell
|  Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013  |  Updated 11:27 AM CDT
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Tow truck drivers have been busy plucking stuck and abandoned vehicles from the highways.

Ben Russell, NBC 5 News

Tow truck drivers have been busy plucking stuck and abandoned vehicles from the highways.

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While road crews have been busy de-icing roadways across the Metroplex, tow truck drivers have been equally busy plucking stuck and abandoned vehicles from the highways.

"It's one of those times where you work constantly night and day, take naps between the phone ringing," said J.D. Thomas, of Thomas Wrecker Service in Fort Worth. "It gets kind of rough."

Thomas and other tow truck drivers said they have been working around the clock to collect cars and trucks that drivers have abandoned on the ice.

"[The packed ice] gets really rough and what happens when you hit it is it just lifts your tires and you lose traction, you go spinning," Thomas said of drivers encountering the cobblestone ice that still remains in many spots across Dallas-Fort Worth.

The Fort Worth Police Department said they have approximately 60 vehicles in the police impound yard that were abandoned on highways across the city.

All abandoned vehicles do not count as any involed in accidents, according to Cpl. Tracey Knight.

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