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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Slick streets and snow drifts are a combination that's caused hundreds of drivers to become stranded. That's why the Missouri Attorney General's Office is warning about tow truck price gauging.

Chris Koster's office says it's normal for towing companies to slightly raise rates during storms to cover employee overtime. But some operators are also taking advantage of stranded drivers. They're adding un-disclosed fees at the end of the service.

Always ask for a full estimate before being towed. And be wary of tow trucks operating without licenses from MoDOT which should be visible on every truck.