FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — City and state crews have been working all week before, during, and after the winter storm across the Triad to make sure roads are safe.
They aren't the only ones though. One company in Kernersville, All Over Towing, is really living up to their name after the winter storm. Since it hit, they have been working non-stop trying to help as many people as they could.
With a little bit of gas, some chains, and persistence All Over Towing is helping people, well all over the Triad. When they bring out their heavy equipment, you know things are icy.
"That comes out on days like today or when somebody is deep in the woods or in a lot of trouble," William Angel said.
Angel said they started Sunday morning around 6:00 a.m. and have been running full throttle ever since with little time for breaks.
"Right into the next call, whenever you stop to get fuel, whenever you're waiting on somebody to get there to help you, that's about the only breaks," Angel said.
When people find themselves stuck, Angel shows up.
"Everybody gets on the road trying to go places and the more people that come out, the busier we get," Angel said. "The more people that come out, the more hectic it gets on the highways. It just takes a lot of us to keep the roads clear and keep it where everybody can make it to and from work, home, church, or wherever they need to go safely."
Even though there is no business like snow business, Angel said it isn't always about the money.
"You just want to get out there and help people," Angel said. "I guarantee for every one we get paid for, we do two for free just to get people off the road, and get them where they need to go. There's nothing better than somebody coming up to you and thanking you for coming out of your way."
Angel anticipates being busy for the rest of the week.
As for the roads in Forsyth County, DOT officials said their crews will be working to clear roads through Wednesday.
The City of Winston-Salem is working on primary and secondary roads through the night on Monday. Their 7:00 p.m. shift is focusing on major roads that are freezing due to ice melting and will be salting plus clearing collector roads. They are expecting a refreeze of many of their treated areas. The city is warning folks of hazardous driving condition for Tuesday morning.