ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Auto body repair shops are not complaining about the near-record snowfall and icy roads which have sent so many drivers careening into one another this winter.
“We’re kind of like a doctor, they don’t want to see us,” said Ken Perrault, owner of Spruce Park Auto Body, which has seen a steady stream of customers since that first snowfall. “But unfortunately it happens and we’re here to help.”
The latest thaw caused even more frustrating fender-benders and ditch-divers. With such messy weather hammering Anchorage more frequently and earlier than usual, repair shops are not expecting a drop-off in business any time soon.
“You’d think somebody was out there with a Zamboni last night,” said Geoff Bullock, of nearby Able Body Shop.
Most of the damage is minor, body shops say. Front and rear end damage, usually a result of low-speed collisions on side streets or in parking lots.