Tulsa Body Shops Seeing More Work Thanks To Slick Roads - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Tulsa Body Shops Seeing More Work Thanks To Slick Roads

Posted: Updated:
Employees are clearing out parking spaces to make room for the wrecked vehicles that haven't even arrived yet. Employees are clearing out parking spaces to make room for the wrecked vehicles that haven't even arrived yet.
Many cars are sitting at repair shops, and some of the damage could mean thousands of dollars’ worth of repairs. Many cars are sitting at repair shops, and some of the damage could mean thousands of dollars’ worth of repairs.
Driver Loyd Younger said the icy road conditions made him lose control of his car and he hit a purple Pontiac. Driver Loyd Younger said the icy road conditions made him lose control of his car and he hit a purple Pontiac.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

Slick roads are being blamed for hundreds of accidents since the ice and snow started falling Sunday. The damage done could cost drivers big bucks, even a minor fender-bender.

Many drivers had no choice but to leave their vehicles on the side of the road; we've seen several cars, trucks and even a snow plow stranded.

Now many are sitting at repair shops, and some of the damage could mean thousands of dollars' worth of repairs.

From SUVs in ditches to much larger wrecks that nearly shut down highways, stranded vehicles have been spotted all around the city.

Broken Arrow Driver Loyd Younger said the icy road conditions made him lose control of his car and he hit a purple Pontiac.

"I was coming off the side street there and when I was taking off, my tires were spinning,” he said.

Storey Tow Truck driver James Dean said he's been hauling cars off the streets non-stop.

2/17/2015 Related Story: Black Ice Blamed For Several Early Morning Green Country Wrecks

“Mainly sliding off the highways, people get over-confident. We've been pulling a lot of cars out of ditches, working a lot of vehicle accidents," Dean said.

He's been loading up the wrecked vehicles and taking most straight to body shops.

"Typically we just see an increase in volume, pretty much it doubles whenever there is snow or precipitation on the ground," said Body Works owner, Bobby Herring.

Herring said about 30 vehicles have come in over the last few days.

Body Works employee, Roland Taber said, "You have no control while you are sliding, so you have no breaking. You can't slow down and, boom, you hit it even harder."

Some of the damage is minor, costing a few hundred bucks to repair a bumper, but others will cost big bucks to fix.

Employees are clearing out parking spaces to make room for the wrecked vehicles that haven't even arrived yet.

It does take a few days for insurance claims to go through, so many involved in accidents won't know exactly how much they'll have to pay for a few more days.

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.

Links

Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.