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Tow truck drivers busy on icy roads

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If you took a drive around Greenville County Friday, you saw damp, icy and slick roads.

For Jason James, the weather conditions made for a busy day.

"Any time you get snow and ice on the roads people tend to panic, hit the brakes in spots that they should not," James said.

He's a wrecker driver for Hawkins Towing in Greenville County and before his truck hits the road, drivers check cable lines and tires before they pull out.

"We've done some rollovers, some recovery work, especially in the northern end of the county," James said.

And for James and his towing crew, calls didn't seem to stop coming.

"There are four drivers on 24 hours a day," James said.

And when the sun went down, the workload for black ice calls went up. A FOX Carolina crew went along on a call off Altamont Road in northern Greenville County. Wrecker drivers towed a car that hit a guardrail and even a trooper who had to help the driver of that car got stuck in an icy ditch too.

"It makes you feel good that you can help somebody in their time of need," James said.

And wrecker drivers said helping others makes it all worth it.

According to traffic reports there were nearly 150 wrecks in Greenville, Spartanburg and Pickens counties Friday.

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