Vehicles Abandoned During Storm Towed From Interstates

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Tow trucks are now removing vehicles abandoned in last week's blizzard that swept through Nebraska and Iowa.

Towing bans imposed on interstates 80 and 35 in Iowa were lifted on Saturday, which allows crews to retrieve vehicles that went off the road. Tom Kirkvold, a spokesman for Hannifen Company, says his company has fielded hundreds of calls for service. Kirkvold says the storm was one of the worst he's seen in years. He says the heavy snow seems to have caught many drivers off-guard.

Officials say car and truck owners are required to have their vehicles towed within 24 hours after a towing ban is lifted. Otherwise, law enforcement gets involved and the cost increases.

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