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Monday, 31 March 2014 18:48

Winter Storms Boost Business at Abilene Shops

Barrett Collision Center owner Rocky Champion said his shop is booking appointments one and a half to two weeks out right now. Champion said the number of people bringing their cars in almost doubled after the last ice storm.

“When there are ice storms, it brings an increase in business,” said Champion. “That’s always a good thing for us, unfortunate for a lot of people.”

Last time freezing rain covered the streets in Abilene, TX, Champion said business started booming at his auto body shop.

“Our phone was busy, was constantly ringing. People were constantly walking in. Not many lulls those few days,” said Champion.

People who brought their cars in had been involved in all different types of accidents.

“This time, since there was so much ice and so many people on the road, with everything from little fender benders to rollovers,” Champion said.

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