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Myers Auto Rebuild and Towing are preparing its two tow trucks, especially for tonight’s commute home, in light of the recent heavy snowfall in the Palouse area. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning that’s in effect from 4 p.m. tonight until 10 a.m. tomorrow morning. The WSU Alert system informed that it would let students know whether classes would be canceled by 6 a.m. tomorrow morning.
Theresa Myers, co-owner of the towing service, said they have two drivers on-hand for towing, jumpstarts, basic mechanical repairs and hitches for those who get stuck in the snow.
Myers said the office closes at 5 p.m. this evening but the on-call tow trucks will offer 24-hour towing. She said her husband, Steve Myers, will also assist the other two if needed in the services.
Drivers should slow down and invest in the right equipment when this type of storm hits Pullman, Myers said. Many of the times people will get stuck because they go too fast and the tires are too slick to handle the speeds.
Myers said Heritage Wheel & Tire, Evergreen Tire & Auto Repair and Les Schwab Tire Center in the local area offer good snow tires and chains. Heritage is located at 520 S Grand Ave and can be reached at 509-334-2595. Evergreen is located at 300 NE Stadium Way and can be reached at 509-332-7551. Les Schwab is located at 160 SE Bishop Blvd and can be reached at 509-334-1835.
Myers has been in Pullman since 1977, so Theresa Myers said they have the experience to handle this snow. They’re waiting to see how the commute home from work goes on busy roads like Grand Avenue and Main Street since they’ll contain the heaviest traffic around 5 p.m. tonight.
Myers said the early winter months, November, December and January, had little snowfall and it may have caused people to think the snow wasn’t coming. The largest issue they’ll face is the heavy snowfall in a short amount of time.
Either way, Myers said the towing service employees are not worried. She did urge locals to stay indoors and not leave their homes unless they absolutely have to.
“This is pretty much the norm,” she said.
Myers Auto Rebuild and Towing is located at 2580 S Grand Ave and can be reached at 509-334-1717. Their 24-hour line for tow services is 509-334-4545.