We try to track all the major weather systems that are persisting across the country. This is especially true if they’re bound to impact auto services. But…we missed one.
Winter Storm Kori ravaged the Pacific Northwest this past week, and as late as Friday, January 20th, sections of I-84 and I-90 were shut down. In Oregon, 262 miles of Interstate 84 were shut down state-wide. This included stretches between milemarkers 159 and 374 as well as milemarkers 17 and 64. The former saw traffic shut down in both directions.
This made car shipping to Oregon much more difficult to accommodate especially if coming from the east. Auto transporters try to avoid wintry weather where they can. Not only that, but these interstate closures led to many a route being diverted or redirected along other roads.
Car shipping to Oregon is easier now thanks to reopened interstates
Thankfully, the weather has passed. As this writer is stationed in the Pacific Northwest, we can give you first-hand information regarding the closures. Many areas were affected by the winter weather, but much of it was dumped on us over a week ago, and we were still iced in. Snow is one thing, but ice is treacherous. This blogger witnessed several spin-outs and accidents even on local roads (and missed a trip to Salem because of the weather, no less!).
But that’s almost all gone now. We can’t speak for the more mountainous areas, but ODOT (the Oregon Department of Transportation) has reopened all stretches of I-84 through Oregon, so at the very least carriers can get through it. This is good news for anyone shipping to Oregon from the eastern U.S., especially the northern stretches of the country.
Washington, too, saw its own fair share of bad weather, with several stretches of I-90 closed down. This has made things much more difficult, but now that the passes are open things are moving much more quickly.
And while we can’t attest for any new weather systems that may come, for now, things are moving easily once again. So now’s a good time to find quality car transport quotes, before the snows hit again.
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