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PHOTO GALLERY: I-70 Towing has busy day

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 | 6:30 p.m. CST; updated 7:32 p.m. CST, Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Missourian photographer Pinar Istek spent Tuesday afternoon alongside Doug O'Connor, a tow truck operator for I-70 Towing. A combination of light snow and freezing mist led to slippery road conditions in Columbia.

A Missouri Department of Transportation truck is towed early Tuesday afternoon on Route Z and Interstate 70.
Doug O'Connor, a tow truck operator for I-70 Towing, pulls a truck that slid off the road Tuesday afternoon on Route HH and Rogers Road. Dawn Braaten, the owner of the truck, slid off the road early in the morning after she dropped off her daughter at day care.
Tow truck operator Doug O'Connor, left, gives the towing bill to Dawn Braaten and Tim Braaten on Tuesday afternoon on Rogers Road after towing Dawn Braaten's truck. By 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, O'Connor had towed 12 of almost 40 vehicles that were towed by I-70 Towing.
Tow truck operator Doug O'Connor talks to the I-70 Towing office to get the address for his next assignment Tuesday afternoon just outside the Columbia city limit. O'Connor has been working for the company for four years.

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