Heavy Snowfall Makes Northeast Auto Transport Harder
So Winter Storm Stella raged across the Mid-Atlantic and New England, dropping feet of snow in inland areas. Northeast auto transport services got a lot harder as a result of the storm, of course, but in a lucky break for car shippers the I-95 corridor saw relatively low amounts of snowfall. Of course, that doesn’t mean it didn’t get any snow. Boston and New York City got between 6-8 inches, and areas further north saw even more. Some parts of upstate New York saw 42 inches of snow!
But what all this has done is make northeast auto transport services a lot more difficult to achieve even with road-clearing efforts going on across the region. As we mentioned, the main cities along I-95 saw less snowfall than inland areas. This means that many auto transport companies are going to want to stay there…and not deviate.
The aftermath of Winter Storm Stella and how it impacts Northeast auto transport services
So, Stella really came in with a vengeance earlier this week. It left over 200,000 homes without power, resulted in multiple deaths and gridlocked entire cities. Even in areas prepared to deal with snow, Stella caught a lot of people off guard. School closures, route diversions, and more were seen because of the heavy snowfall.
Many areas of the northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions are currently inaccessible to auto transporters. This is despite the road clearing efforts of workers in the area. There’s simply too much snow, especially in upstate New York and western Massachusetts. New England, at least north of Boston, doesn’t see as much traffic, but areas such as Portland, Maine are going to be harder to ship to.
And with the spring shipping season coming up on us the weather is really throwing kinks in plans. It’s March! It’s March, and we’re dealing with a storm that’s not out of place in early January. Northeast auto transport companies and shippers that service the region are used to snow and ice. It’s a common theme during the winter. But that’s the thing – it’s mid-March! So the auto shipping industry is scrambling to figure out how best to deal with what’s going on.
What to expect with Northeast auto transport services moving forward
So, it’s going to take a bit for the snow to melt, but so long as no new snow comes the routes should clear up by today or tomorrow. If you’re shipping to or from the area, chances are your carrier won’t be able to get to you, so you’ll have to get to them. In other words, they’re not going to want to travel too far away from the interstate because, oddly enough, many stretches of I-95 saw relatively little snowfall.
This makes it easier especially in the short term, but the snows will melt and much of the roads – barring any new storms – should be clear by the end of the week. This should make things a lot easier for you if your vehicle is in transit.
If you’re interested in shipping a car to the northeast but haven’t gotten started yet, now’s a good time to get some quotes. The snow won’t last too long, though in the mountainous areas it probably will. Regardless, getting quotes now will help you plan your shipment better especially now that most of the storm has died down.
And the best way to get those quotes is to simply fill out and submit our free auto transport quote request form. It won’t take more than a minute or two but will get you free quotes from top-rated auto transporters. This way, you can get accurate quotes from top shippers and talk to them about your shipment, the weather, and more. You can also contact one of our agents any time at 800-930-7417 toll-free.