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ANTOINETTE CONNELL, [email protected]

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TUESDAY’S FLOODING which left scores of cars under water, stalled or otherwise damaged after dropping into large potholes made worse by the hammering rains, also strained the resources of towing services.

Those companies spent the day rapidly dispatching tow trucks to desperate motorists across the island, and the deluge of calls caused some one-man operations had to divert the stranded to other tow services.

Auto Rescue Inc., one of the larger companies, and which has four insurance companies as clients, received 75 calls during Tuesday’s all day downpour and a further 50 the next day, Independence Day, when the waters subsided or some drivers attempted to start their vehicles. Twenty five of those day two rescues were for one insurance company.

“We were receiving calls from all the insurance companies. We were working on the road on Tuesday from the time it started raining and when the water rose up to 1 a.m. [Wednesday]. On Wednesday from 8 a.m. people were calling and we are still receiving calls,” said Zoe Grant, the managing director of Auto Rescue. (AC)

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.