Last week the towing companies in the area were busy helping drivers start their cars. Monday morning, they were busy towing vehicles out of the ditch due to the icy roads.

Kent Reeves with All-American Towing in Mankato says they responded to about 20 calls Monday morning.

He adds there are several things you can do to keep yourself safe should you find yourself in need of a tow.

He says it is also important to stay up to date with your vehicle’s maintenance.