Turner Van Service limited its service to emergency-related calls during the storm but, as usual, the company received many nonemergency calls, owner George Turner said Monday.
Until about 5 p.m. Monday, people calling the business for rides were told "emergency calls only."
Turner would only give transportation to doctors and nurses and others needed in an emergency.
Meanwhile, people called asking for rides to get cigarettes or liquor and were turned down, said Turner's son, Thomas.
They had to tell people to wait, George Turner said.
"If we had magic carpets or something, we would do it," he said.
He will never forget that one person called during a major snowstorm asking for a ride to get a hamburger at a fast-food restaurant, he said.
And he recalls his response: "You better get your skis on, partner, because that is the only way you are going to get a burger."