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Tow truck drivers in thick of blizzard like conditions

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Tow trucks were hard at work in the blizzard like conditions.

Treacherous road conditions caused numerous accidents on Thursday, in and around the Tri-States, with many drivers swerving off the road and into ditches.

One tow truck company who was pulling cars out of ditches all day, and officials with that tow company say many of the accidents they saw could have been prevented, "People were actually going down the highway using their cruise control, that's a big 'no no' during these slushy times and running into snow and all that, your car is trying to keep up the speed that you set it at and if you hit a little bit of ice or snow or something like that, the car will drift off or slide and you'll end up in a ditch," says D.J. Peters, Owner of Niehaus Auto.

Peters says he expects many of the cars that were stuck over night will be able to move today without the help of a tow truck, once the snow and ice melt.

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