Hectic Morning for Tire Businesses 

A hectic morning for tire businesses around the area.TBA in Bangor opens at 8 am, but owner Al Belanger says there was already a line of cars waiting when he arrived at work at 6:30.Belanger says he always brings in extra help during the first snow storm of the season, to help mount snow and studded tires.October 1st is the first day you can legally put studded tires on the road in Maine, but many wait until the first storm before making the switch.Belanger says most of his customers have a sense of humor about that first storm. They’ll have to considering the average waiting time under these circumstances is about four hours.