Heavy rainfall has triggered flash flooding in parts of San Antonio, prompting the evacuation of multiple homes in the area. While flooding isn’t uncommon in August, San Antonio auto shipping is still going to get tougher. This is because auto shippers don’t really want to run routes through flooded areas. Would you?
How flooding could affect San Antonio auto shipping
In late summer, rains and weak winds lead to slow-moving thunderstorms in Texas and across the Midwest. This leads to heavy rainfall, often resulting in at least some minor flooding. It’s common in August and most Texans who deal with this kind of weather are rather used to it. But it doesn’t mean it won’t cause delays for your San Antonio auto shipping services.
Multiple highways, including several major interstates, have been closed due to flooding. This has made much of the city relatively impassible, and will lead to delays in pickup, transit and delivery.
The issue with this is the fact that San Antonio is one of the most popular car shipping locations in Texas, at least outside of Houston and Dallas. It’s one of the largest cities in the state and a major car transport hub in the region. Flooding like this causes numerous issues including lost revenue, delayed pickup and delivery and hesitancy to pickup or deliver more loads in the area.
What to expect with your San Antonio auto shipping services
As mentioned, expect delays in pickup, transit and delivery to or from San Antonio. Auto transporters will be avoiding the area, at least in the beginning of the week. They don’t want to get caught in a flooded area with no place to go – or have said flood waters damage their cargo. So they’re going to try to stay away from San Antonio until the waters recede.
Luckily, they don’t usually last too long. Flooding like this is usually gone in a few days, though it has been known to stick around a while if the rains keep coming down. But chances are this flooding isn’t going to last all that long. And it’s not like the entire city is underwater, either. But you’ll want to discuss alternative pickup and delivery locations with your agent. They can give you more information about what areas are still above water and which ones aren’t, too. Not only that, but they can get in direct contact with your carrier company to learn more about conditions on the route and on the roads.
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At the end of the day, the weather is the weather, and if it affects car shipping services, oh well. if you’re interested in shipping a car, make sure to fill out our free auto transportation quote request form. It’s free and easy, won’t take more than a minute or two, and will net you free quotes from some of the best shippers in the industry. We clear all of them for dependability and reliability and make sure they’re fully licensed and bonded. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us any time, toll-free, at 800-930-7417.