Cold weather hurting some Tulsa-area businesses

TULSA - It may be May but sporadic cold weather is having an impact on some Tulsa businesses.

Virginia Sellers, with Wortman Central Air Conditioning Company, says a majority of the business she sees is from service calls, typically in the spring time. Frigid temperatures, however, have forced the company to cancel many of those appointments.

"We can't actually test Freon levels below 60 degrees and get an accurate reading, so that affects us," she said.

Sellers says the company has stayed busy, installing air conditioning units, but more warm weather will help.

She told 2NEWS, "We're hoping for a very hot summer."

In south Tulsa, Josh Juarez's business, Josh's Sno Shack, is also feeling the impact from the cold weather.

"When it's cold like this, it's definitely not ideal," he said.

Juarez says up to 30 people were in line for his snow cones Wednesday. On Thursday, just a few were seen at his 71st and Garnett stand.

"I would like to see 75 to 80 degrees every day, all day, and that would be perfect," he said. "My whole point of being open is to make sure people realize summer is close."

Similar to Sellers, Juarez hopes to make up for the cold weather with a very hot summer.

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