Uber drivers cash in on winter weather

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Uber drivers cashed in on the weather conditions Thursday morning. Some drivers were picking up people as the roads started to get bad.

Gratt Howard is an Uber driver and says he gave rides to people who didn't want to walk or didn't want to get out on the icy roads. He says he saw several slide-offs throughout the morning.

Howard says some areas of town surged 4.5 times higher than their normal rates - likely because there weren't enough drivers out on the roads to handle the demand.

"I'm used to this, so you just drive slow and watch out for the other driver and make sure you keep your car full of gas," said Howard.

Uber says surge pricing depends on where you are getting picked up, but the app will tell you what the price before you confirm your pickup.