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Already backlogged, auto shops expect snow to bump up business

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — As snow begins to fall in West Michigan, Jose Morales says his shop is getting busy. 

“Deer hits really get things going, but as soon as the snow comes, people start sliding into each other,” said the owner of Morales Auto Body and Paint in Grand Rapids. “A lot of accidents, especially on the expressway.”

Increased business this time of the year is normal. What’s unusual is that Morales’ shop is already a couple months behind on jobs. He says the backlog is pandemic-related. 

“As soon as everybody started driving again, going back to work, roads started getting busy and I started seeing more and more car accidents,” Morales said.

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Morales says it’s a problem many of his colleagues are facing. 

“Very big issue,” Morales said. “I’ve talked to a lot of shops here in town and they’re backed up three…

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