California Wine Country Car Transport Services Tough Due to Wildfires
Wildfires are once again raging across California, this time affecting Napa and other parts of wine country. Already hundreds of homes have been devastated along with untold acres of wineries. Not only that but California wine country car transport services are dropping in popularity, which is cutting a huge hole in routes throughout California.
The area most currently affected is Santa Rosa, which has seen hundreds of people evacuate. By noon Monday, a fire that just a day prior was a few acres has spread to 54 square miles. So far the fire is not contained at all, and residents are being advised to stay away for the foreseeable future.
How California wine country car transport services are affected
The affected areas are mostly serviced by state route 101, a major north-south highway through California. With the fires raging out of control, many car transporters are going to avoid the area. That is, at least until things settle down. However, it could take a week or more depending on how long it takes to contain the fire – the fires that shut down I-84 east of Portland, Oregon, saw the route closed to trucks for over a week.
But Santa Rosa and the rest of Sonoma Country see a bit of car shipping traffic. There is no doubt that these fires will hurt the region.
What to do with your California wine country car transport services
If you’re shipping to Santa Rosa or anywhere in Sonoma County chances are you’re going to see delays. Car transporters aren’t going to risk traveling through a wildfire, after all. If your vehicle is already en route to the area, speak to your agent and your carrier. They’ll be able to find an alternative delivery location for you that avoids the fires.
Chances are you’re waiting a while, though. This is true even if your vehicle has yet to pick up. Note too that this is normal whenever Mother Nature decides to get creative. Some companies may have you cancel your order and issue a refund, depending on how long the wait will be. Regardless, every shipment is different, so you’ll want to discuss yours with an agent.
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Wine country might be burning but most of the the country is still unaffected by the wildfires. 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 a free customized quote right away. We work with only top-rated carriers who are fully licensed and insured, so you’re in good hands from start to finish. You can also contact us any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to an agent, get a quote, book your reservation, and more.