In what is becoming one of the worst winters in recent memory, many businesses from Atlanta to Washington, D.C., are shuttered today as the East Coast gets hit by a fierce storm that is pelting the area with snow, sleet and freezing rain. It took five-and-a-half hours for one technician from Glass Doctor of Raleigh, N.C., to drive home yesterday after the business closed at about 1 p.m. His AGRR company, like many others on the East Coast, is closed today.
“It is very bad outside,” says Michael Preston of Glass Doctor of Raleigh. “We are shutdown. I am just glad I got home. That is the important thing. We’ll most likely be back in tomorrow. We hope there is an increase in business. Rock chips that were not fixed have likely frozen and cracked out.”
Mickey Eves of Fast Break in Atlanta, says his business is closed today, too.
“We’re not open. Nobody can get around. Hopefully tomorrow we can get out. We aren’t getting any customer calls yet. Our customers are staying in,” says the owner.
At Mike’s Glass and Mirror Co. in Fredericksburg, Va., just outside of Washington, D.C., the situation is the same. A customer service representative left a message on the answering machine that says, “We are closed due to inclement weather.”
Several other AGRR businesses did not answer and the Federal Government has shutdown in Washington, D.C.