Children were stranded in their schools and traffic came to a screeching halt last week after Atlanta was hit by a punishing snowstorm that dumped more than two inches of precipitation on an unprepared metro area. As the city cleans up and takes stock this week, the number of consumers taking their vehicles in for automotive glass repairs and replacements appears to be up in some areas; down in others.
Sunnyside Glass in Griffin, Ga., has been working on dozens of cracked windshields a day after the storm, according to one report.
Over at Jupter 7 Auto Glass in Atlanta, the situation is similar.
“There has been a lot more business now than we have traditionally gotten this time of year,” says Majorie Clay, company manager. “We have been seeing all kinds of cracks.”
Though Clay says she feels for the motorists who were stranded, she says business is like “Christmas in January.”
Glass Inc. of Atlanta was also a bit busy, according to the customer service representative who answered the phone.
“I don’t really have time to talk,” she says.
Over at B-Rite Glass in Atlanta, the customer service representative says the storm did not lead to an increase in business.
“Business is going okay,” says Mel Black, owner of Mel’s Auto Glass in Griffin, Ga.
“We haven’t seen that much more business due to the storm,” he adds.