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Friday, 30 November 2018 22:13

CT Auto Body Shops Busy Following Winter Storm Zoe

Written by Susan Raff and Olivia Lank, WFSB
Auto body shops are busy with repairs following Winter Storm Zoe. Auto body shops are busy with repairs following Winter Storm Zoe. WFSB

The commute home in Middletown, CT, on Nov. 16 was a lot easier than it had been on Nov. 15.


On Nov. 15, there were plenty of accidents, and auto body shops were busy.


Auto body shops are usually busy after a storm, and this storm came a bit early.


“When you look at it, you can see this is all pushed in, this needs a whole new quarter panel, and if you look at the tire, it’s not sitting properly; it's kicked in, so this has suspension damage. It needs a wheel [and] a tire,” said Patty Thibodeau, Victor Auto Body Works.


This was the first car towed into Victor Auto Body in Middletown, one of many casualties from the Nov. 15 storm. The front of the car was worse.


The radiator and other things under the hood were damaged.


“I think this car is going to be totaled,” said Thibodeau.


The storm packed a punch and was an early one.


“Rule of thumb: Give yourself room. If you need to break, you are not going to stop on a dime,” said Thibodeau.


It’s not even winter yet, and some are having a rough start.


We thank WFSB for reprint permission.

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