Towing company asks drivers to slow down

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EL CAJON -- “Everybody gets in a hurry, panicking, don’t want to get wet” said Andy Heckathorn with USA Towing in El Cajon, as the phones were ringing off the hook Tuesday.

On rainy days like Tuesday and Wednesday, the number of calls can double in a matter of moments, said Heckathorn.

“People that make it crazy for everybody else,” he said and it’s not just vehicle crashes on slick roads, “a lot of it is keys being locked in the car, because they’re in a rush,” said the dispatcher.

They don’t mind the businesses; still they offer the friendly advice, “take your time and think about what you’re doing,” he said.

The same advice was given to surfers out on the waters Wednesday as a High Surf Advisory remained in effect until noon.

“If you think your abilities are up to snuff to get in the water, we still recommend that you check with the life guards,” said Sergeant Jon Vipond, as waves were expected to be 5 to 8 feet high with larger sets of up to 10 feet.

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