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Winter storms and icy roads keep auto shops busy

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Layton, Utah — Across much of northern Utah, the recent winter storm kept workers busy at auto shops.

According to Jordan Willie at the Crazy Color Auto Body and Paint shop in Layton, he has worked on cars for as long as he can remember.

Willie says their busy season is when the snow flies.

“Snow is good for the business but bad for the customers,” said Willie. “Accidents are never good for anybody.”

He’s had five new cars come in the past two days due to crashes in the storm.

“A lot of people are driving too fast or are on their phones,” he said. “They slide off the roads or overpasses.”

There’s been a lot of waiting around for the right parts to arrive during a supply chain shortage caused by the pandemic.

They’ve had to rely on out-of-state providers, which slows down the process — especially on days like Thursday and Friday, Willie said.

“I-80 and I-70 were shut down, so we didn’t get parts from Denver,” he said.

It’s good to get the paperwork started on processing insurance claims, Willie said.

 

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