Operations Manager Trent Thompson with Bob Mickey Collision Center in Cedar Rapids, IA, said they just got caught up on fixing cars from December's major snowstorm.
They had about 60 cars come in during that time, and he’s expecting about the same after the snowstorm on Feb. 5.
Many of those cars arrived Feb. 6 as tow bans were lifted. Thompson said it's hard to handle all of the cars arriving at once.
He said most of the damage the shop sees comes from rear end collision, or cars sliding into a ditch. The shop’s workers are going to be putting in long hours to get vehicles fixed as fast as possible, so they ask people to be patient.
Thompson said, "As we get more information from insurance companies and parts vendors throughout the process, we transfer that information to our customers to keep them up to date with what's going on. And sometimes in situations like this, that's the best we can do---keep you informed and up to date."
A worker with Waln Repair and Collision Center also said the shop expects to be busy.