Texarkana ice company helping the city stay cool

TEXARKANA, AR (KSLA) - One business seeing a higher-than-normal demand right now is the ice business.

Ready-Ice delivers to local grocery and convenience stores. They say their business has increased three-fold over the last couple of weeks. These days they're delivering between four and five-thousand bags a day. Before they were only delivering about 500.

"We're selling a whole lot more of the crushed ice and some of the block too, but it's in high demand. All the people that are bagging their own ice are really needing our help now. It's really picked up a lot with this heat," said Jody Estes with Ready-Ice.

While it might seem like a cool job, Estes says delivering ice is still pretty hot and sweaty work.