VERONA, Miss. (WTVA) -- Lots of drivers found themselves on the side of a road Thursday morning.
One man who knows all about that is Robert Coleman of Shannon.
He found his car at Barber's Wrecker Service in Verona.
He said he advised his son not to take the car.
"He tore mine up this morning coming from Fulton. He had gone to school out there at ICC. He slid off the road into the median, turned completely around, just totaled my vehicle," said Coleman.
He said the accident cost him a $150 towing bill from that location to Barber's
Coleman's misfortune, however, was a shot in the arm for Barber's.
"Well, when we see the snow, we kind of watch the weather, and you see that snow band, and you're saying, 'Okay, come a little farther. Come a little farther,'" laughed Tammi Driskill, the owner of Barber's,
Driskill said her business picked up considerably around 8 a.m. Thursday.
She said before she knew it, all 12 of her trucks were out to cover some eight calls before noon.
On a typical day, that number is more like one or two.
"In about and hour and a half's time, we had quite a few calls. People were running off the road hitting a ditch and needing to be winched back out. Nothing serious, fortunately. Nobody was injured that we dealt with which is a good thing," said Driskill.
Good for business but not so good for those who have to pay. Just ask Robert Coleman.
She said they actually have fewer calls on rainy days as drivers have a tendency to slow down after the initial drops of rain hit the road.