A stormy morning often means tow trucks are much busier than usual. Just ask wrecker driver Rudy Meraz of FM 1960 Wrecker Service.
“Maybe 10 fold, maybe 20 fold,” Meraz said.
Meraz arrived to help Carlos Sanchez, who like so many other drivers, saw a car make it underneath the North Freeway at West Mount Houston, and thought he could too.
“We went through and a truck passed by and put water on top of us,” said Sanchez. “Then the car wouldn’t turn on.”
Sanchez and his passenger called Meraz to pick them up, so they knew he’d do a good job, but that’s not the case for everyone who needs a tow.
“They just want to get home. A lot of people are not really worried about their car, they just want to get out of the water,” said Meraz.