Deep South Auto Shipping Could be Dangerous This Weekend
The north, northeast, northwest and west have all experienced some seriously bad weather in recent weeks. And now it’s time for the Deep South to share the misery.
Areas of the Gulf Coast – including parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas and Florida – will experience a “severe weather outbreak” this weekend. It is expected to bring heavy rainfall, isolated tornadoes, severe hailstorms and high winds. Deep South auto shipping services will likely be affected by this in numerous ways.
How dangerous Deep South auto shipping may be
Tornadoes already ripped through parts of the Deep South, setting car transporters on diversions through areas and generally making things difficult. But that was just the tip of the iceberg. Going into this weekend, thunderstorms may spawn tornadoes as cold and warm air collide. Heavy rains and colder temperatures will likely result in hailstorms, and if you know anything about hailstorms in the Deep South you know how crazy they can get.
We’re not kidding. Car shippers have had cars damaged by hail, especially in areas like Texas and Louisiana. Considering right now both of those areas are seeing major influxes of car shipping traffic and it’s not surprising.
Hailstones the size of golf balls aren’t anything new, especially in the Deep South. But they can make for some seriously dangerous car shipping conditions, and many auto transporters won’t want to risk it. Those kinds of hailstones fall fast and hard and can put serious dents in roofs and hoods and trunks. Thunderstorms and heavy rain can lead to lower visibility and more dangerous driving conditions.
What this means for Deep South auto shipping services
Tornadoes rocked parts of Mississippi on Thursday, and while damage was minimal there was still damage. This can and likely will deter some car transport carriers, especially if they’re large enough. And that was Thursday. Weather over the weekend, starting late Friday and into Saturday, is going to likely be even worse.
If you are looking at Deep South auto shipping services this weekend, you may want to gather some quotes and then hold off on booking, if at all possible. At the very least, speak to an agent to learn more about the weather down south and how it may affect your auto transportation services.
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