Los Angeles Car Shipping Sees Roadblocks Thanks to Leo
A state of emergency was declared in California due to the devastating effects of Winter Storm Leo this morning. As of this writing, floodwaters are ravaging many areas of the state, including Los Angeles. Four people have been declared dead and three others are missing. The state of emergency was declared to get state help to local governments dealing with flooding, mud and rock slides, and more.
Los Angeles car shipping is already in jeopardy thanks to flooding and mud and rock slides in particular. However, Los Angeles hasn’t seen the worst of Winter Storm Leo.
How Los Angeles car shipping is affected by Winter Storm Leo
California in general has been ravaged by storms over the past few weeks. We’ve covered several of them here. And while the deluge has been great in combating the state’s drought problem, its people are suffering. With a bit of luck, the storm will abate and things will return to normal.
But that’ll happen in the coming days. Right now, areas of Los Angeles are still underwater and many car transport carriers are avoiding the area. The storms have had a big impact on pickups and deliveries in the Los Angeles area, including parts of Topanga Canyon West, I-10 and I-110.
Looking at more recent traffic reports it seems many of the problem areas have been cleared out, but many carriers are still using caution when providing Los Angeles car shipping services. If there are delays in your pickup or delivery windows, you now know why.
Other areas where auto transport services are affected
Eastern California, particularly in the Sierra Nevada, is still getting hit with snow and several passes are closed. This makes auto transportation services from areas such as Reno much more difficult. Speaking of Reno, a half-foot of snow has schools closed, and as far south as Flagstaff, Arizona, snow is causing issues with transportation and logistics.
As for now, the entire region is difficult for auto transport carriers to get to. This has led to a general slowdown of freight into and out of the area, as it is one of the busiest auto shipping locations throughout the year. Thankfully, Los Angeles car shipping services should be a bit easier to find, but it depends on where you’re shipping from.
Get free quotes for Los Angeles car shipping from American Auto Shipping
We don’t want to turn anyone off from getting car transport quotes – we just want people to have the facts. And as of now, things are clearing up throughout the United States. Warmer weather is promised to be coming to all but the northern parts of the country. This means that the most popular areas to ship a car – the southern U.S. – is much more open. You can fill out our free auto transport quote request form to get free vehicle shipping quotes from top companies.
Or, you can give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to an agent. We have professionals standing by who can answer questions, give advice, and help you get your free quotes. So whether you’re shipping your car to Los Angeles proper, the Bay Area, southeastern California, or anywhere else in the region, let us help you.
Since 2007 Dave has written all the content and blogs for American Auto Shipping and during this time added the duties of customer support and transport logistics.
He currently resides in Washington with his three kids and their mom and cat. A fan of Marvel movies and good stories, when not shipping cars Dave can be found working on his novel, enjoying a good book or playing some tournament HALO.
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