Body Shops Benefit from Icy Weather

Andy Haynes, with Amarillo Collision Repair.
Andy Haynes, with Amarillo Collision Repair.

The ice may be treacherous on the roadways, but it's bringing some area body shops welcomed business. NewsChannel 10's Marissa Bagg has more on how the winter weather is helping them out, but also slowing them down.

Friday is normally a busy day for area body shops, when you add in the number of cars pouring in from weather related accidents, they expect their load to double by Monday.

Several cars came into Amarillo Collision Repair right after the morning commute. Even though the damage to these vehicles appears minor, it's bad enough to make them unsafe to drive. It may be a while before owners get them back, because dicey weather in Oklahoma is making it difficult to get the parts needed to repair the damage.

"We're having a hard time getting parts in, usually we can order them and they arrive overnight. Now it's taking three days to get here," says Andy Haynes, with Amarillo Collision Repair.

Haynes says since winter weather expected throughout the night, they are bracing to be flooded with another round of damaged cars.

"Monday it will probably double especially if we get more snow over the weekend it will really get bad," says Haynes.

Haynes says despite the number of wrecks he's seen, all of the drivers have been able to walk away without major injuries.