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Hundreds flock to Les Schwab before hitting the road

Hundreds of people stopped by Les Schwab before they began their road trips over the last two days. One location saw about 350 customers on both Monday and Tuesday.

Posted: Nov 27, 2019 10:09 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- AAA expected more than 55 million people to hit the road this week. 9.5 million people in the Pacific region will be traveling this Thanksgiving. About 748,000 will be from Oregon and 90 percent of them will be traveling by car. Tuesday and Wednesday were the busiest travel days for the Thanksgiving holiday and to say Les Schwab was busy is an understatement.

Hundreds of people stopped by Les Schwab before they began their road trips over the last two days. The Assistant Manager for the Crater Lake Highway location estimated about 350 customers made their way to the tire shop Monday and Tuesday. Most of the customers needed chains and studded snow tires.

"It's pretty wild. We're fully staffed. We have 40 people on payroll here," said Assistant Manager Kenny Harmon. "We prepared for this. We knew this was going to come. We had people coming in on their days off working extra hours, working extra shifts just to get people taken care of."

Wednesday was a little more tame compared to the two days that came before it but Harmon said the shop was still busy compared to non-holiday travel days.

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