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Body Shops See Rise In Business From Winter Accidents

Posted December 28, 2004

— Some body shops are getting a post-Christmas present after the weekend's winter weather -- plenty of damaged cars to repair.

More vehicles are expected to come in and the area thaws out from the latest blast of winter weather.

"Some people have gone off the roads into ditches. Some people have hit trees. Most people have hit other cars. We had someone who hit a tow truck yesterday," body shop owner Rosie Johnson said.

"You have no control at all. On the snow, you have a little bit of maneuverability, but on the ice, you are done. Once you skid, it's history," body shop owner Mike Johnson said.

Cars are not the only ones that have seen damage from the winter snow. Reflectors that were pulled off roads due to the snowplows are expected to cost $4 a piece to replace.

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