Oklahoma Auto Shipping Sees Setbacks Thanks to Weather
Well, the crazy weather system we talked about on Monday has a name: Winter Storm Valerie. And it’s causing some serious problems across the Rockies. Right now, Interstate 80 is closed as of this morning in both directions between Laramie and Cheyenne. Missoula, Montana got 2.7 inches of snow Wednesday. That’s a daily record that broke the previous record of 0.2 inches – a record which stood for 121 years.
That says something about the scope and breadth of this storm that’s making its way east. I-80 is closed, I-90 has a ton of snow on it, I-70 is getting difficult to traverse…it’s tough for auto transporters right now to cross the Rockies.
But it gets worse, notably in Kansas and Oklahoma. Tornado warnings have been issued for both states, and even areas as far north as Kansas City, Missouri may see severe weather.
The problem is a storm front that’s moving ahead of the snow front that’s pummeling the Rockies. This has resulted in a low pressure system that is making its way eastward. And it’s wreaking havoc on logistics services, including auto transport, through the area.
Dealing with setbacks with Oklahoma auto shipping services
If there’s tornado warnings and severe weather reports in an area, a carrier really isn’t going to want to go to that area. That’s not surprising. With the tornado warnings stretching across Kansas and Oklahoma, and even northern Texas, that’s a huge swath of territory that carriers are going to try to avoid.
This is going to mean diversions over the next few days and maybe even into the weekend. Expect delays with Oklahoma auto shipping, notably pickup and delivery. Auto carriers aren’t going to take their cargo into a potential tornado – that’s just a bad idea right there.
Instead, many of them are going to either go north or south. With the weather being this bizarre in the summer, some carriers may hedge their bets and stay in the south. This means routes along I-10 and I-20 and even I-40 may see some increase in traffic. This can have a wide ranging impact on auto transportation prices across the U.S., too.
Routes through the Midwest are going to be either more expensive or harder to find – and in some cases, both. Make sure to speak to an agent to get the most up-to-date information and also make sure to keep an eye on the weather.
On getting quotes for Oklahoma auto shipping services
Regardless of the weather, it’s still a good idea to get some quotes to ship your car if you need them. The weather won’t last – tornadoes will dissipate, snow will melt, the sun will come back out. So most car transporters see this only as a minor setback, a small detour in their normal routes. So make sure to fill out our free form or give us a call toll-free and get started on getting quotes. You can compare prices from top-rated companies and find the right shipper for your needs. So give us a call today at 800-930-7417 to speak to an agent, or fill out our free form to get started.
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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