While Montour County drivers are trying to avoid black ice and snow on the roadways, local mechanics are still trying to repair damage from last spring’s hailstorm, reported dailyitem.com.
According to Ben Sitler, facility manager for Swartz’s Ultimate Collision on Montour Boulevard, it’s been a “typical year” for ice related crashes. However, Swartz’s is still recovering from repairs needed after a freak hail storm that pelted Montour County in May, reported dailyitem.com. Estimator Bill Smith expects to be working on those vehicles into April.
Shop foreman Bill Utt told the dailyitem.com that the damage caused by deer accidents this past fall was above average, but the winter weather related collisions have been nothing out of the ordinary.
Between snow and deer, the October to March period is typically when Swartz’s sees the most crash repair, Utt added.