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Ride-along with a tow truck during the winter storm

Ride-along with a tow truck during the winter storm
Posted at 10:16 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-23 00:16:39-05

TUCSON, AZ — Outside the doors of Frontier Towing, Benjamin Bedoy, was preparing to hit the road in his tow truck in the middle of a snow storm.

"You have to be real cautious about other drivers around you."

Before working in Tucson, Bedoy worked as a tow truck driver in Reno, Nevada.

Although he never expected snow like today, he says his experience means he knows how to work safely in these conditions.

"During the snow and the rain it's more slick than anything else and that's what you have to be real cautious about."

Today, he was called to to three trucks that either got stuck or broke down in the snow.

Across the Tucson metro area, about two to four inches of snow fell. Summerhaven, Oracle and Corona de Tucson were some of the places seeing the most snow in Southern Arizona today.

The snow might have stopped but temperatures are expected to plummet overnight. Bedoy says drivers should be vigilant and says you can expect roads to stay slick and slippery.

A warning though, Bedoy says if people are not careful they could end up in an accident.

"There's no need to speed, you'll get there when you get there, there's no need to speed at all."