Winter storm causes cracked windshields in Metro Atlanta - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Winter storm causes cracked windshields in Metro Atlanta

GRIFFIN, GA (CBS46) -

Have you seen cracked windshields around lately? If so, it was yet another casualty from last week's winter storm.

Never ending deliveries and a steady diet of vehicles was the story at Sunnyside Glass in Griffin as they continue to repair cracked or shattered windshields.

They are fixing literally dozens of busted windshields a day.

Employee Jason Gaspard has been at this for 13 years now. He's seen a lot in the windshield repair business.

Thankfully it's a quick and easy process for most customers.

"I have an extractor cut it out, clean it, get the glue off. Then I get the windshield off the rack, clean it, run glue, set the windshield in place, tape it up. Don't take too long," Gaspard said.

He says the main culprit this time around was icy weather, cold temperatures and then direct heat applied to the windshields.

Adam Bence had a similar encounter with his windshield last week while out in the ice storm repairing generators.

"We cut on the defroster cause we had snow on the windshield, and it cracked it all the way around where the defroster is," Bence said.

Apparently the winter storm provided a bonus to Sunnyside, as they say their busiest time of year is actually the summer.

Copyright 2014 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Best Summer Ever: 2017 summer camps and events across Southwest Louisiana

    Best Summer Ever: 2017 summer camps and events across Southwest Louisiana

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:39:56 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Looking for a family fun activity for the kids this summer? Here is a list of camps, festivals and events happening across Southwest Louisiana this summer.

    More >>

    Looking for a family fun activity for the kids this summer? Here is a list of camps, festivals and events happening across Southwest Louisiana this summer.

    More >>
  • Livestream: Lake Charles time capsule to be opened at 5:30 p.m.

    Livestream: Lake Charles time capsule to be opened at 5:30 p.m.

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:13:44 GMT
    (Source: Visit Lake Charles)(Source: Visit Lake Charles)

    A time capsule buried 50 years ago will be unearthed at historic Lake Charles City Hall tonight. KPLC will livestream the event when it begins at 5:30 p.m. The opening of the 1967 time capsule will be part of Downtown at Sundown. The time capsule includes the following items: Centennial edition of the Lake Charles American Press McNeese State College Log roster of the Newcomer's Club Centennial Program book Centennial Parade picture story Centennial coins and souvenirs Prayer...

    More >>

    A time capsule buried 50 years ago will be unearthed at historic Lake Charles City Hall tonight. KPLC will livestream the event when it begins at 5:30 p.m. The opening of the 1967 time capsule will be part of Downtown at Sundown. The time capsule includes the following items: Centennial edition of the Lake Charles American Press McNeese State College Log roster of the Newcomer's Club Centennial Program book Centennial Parade picture story Centennial coins and souvenirs Prayer...

    More >>
  • Parents of Gage Meche file suit against Michael Dugas

    Parents of Gage Meche file suit against Michael Dugas

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:42 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:42:17 GMT
    Gage Meche (Source: Facebook)Gage Meche (Source: Facebook)

    The parents of 7-year-old Gage Meche have filed suit against Michael Dugas. Dugas allegedly gave a gun to his 17-year-old son, who then allegedly left it where a first-grade sibling was able to get it and take it to school. Gage was accidentally shot when the gun fell out of Dugas' son's backpack and another student picked it up. Richard said Gage has endured four surgeries in 10 days. The child has suffered tremendously, which has been heartbreaking for his parents, Richard ...

    More >>

    The parents of 7-year-old Gage Meche have filed suit against Michael Dugas. Dugas allegedly gave a gun to his 17-year-old son, who then allegedly left it where a first-grade sibling was able to get it and take it to school. Gage was accidentally shot when the gun fell out of Dugas' son's backpack and another student picked it up. Richard said Gage has endured four surgeries in 10 days. The child has suffered tremendously, which has been heartbreaking for his parents, Richard ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly