Severe Flooding Could Impact Chicago Car Shipping
It’s going to get wet in the Chicagoland region today, and things aren’t going to get any drier tomorrow, either.
A series of storms across the upper Midwest and the Great Lakes is expected to dump inches of rain on the area and could result in flash floods. This could impact auto transport services, particularly when it comes to Chicago car shipping.
It started yesterday and has continued through today. Areas such as Sioux City, Davenport, Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit are expected to see a lot of rain and possible flooding. Oh, and tornadoes, too. So there’s that.
How the storms might impact Chicago car shipping (and more)
Well, Chicago – and the Chicago metro area – is one of the most popular car shipping locations in the country. This is especially true in the summer shipping season, which we’re in the midst of right now. With routes across the country in high demand, severe weather can put a serious kink in auto transportation services. This is because car shippers really don’t want to have to worry about their cargo getting damaged. And considering their cargo is your vehicle, that’s a pretty important thing for them.
With heavy rains and flash flooding possible in the Chicago area today and tomorrow, delays in pickup or delivery should be expected. And while not all parts of Chicagoland will be underwater, some will be. This will make it more difficult for auto transporters to get to specific areas. And that could include your area.
What do do about your Chicago car shipping services
Right now, chances are the storms won’t last too long. The Weather Channel is forecasting severe thunderstorms, rain and possible flash floods through Wednesday and into Thursday. So if you’re just starting your search for a car shipper, you shouldn’t have any issues. That being said, if your vehicle is already en route to Chicago or anywhere in the region, expect some delays in delivery. This goes too if you’re waiting for your vehicle to be picked up.
Auto transporters won’t want to risk their cargo, so diversions are definitely possible. Your carrier may call you to discuss alternative pickup or delivery locations, to help avoid flooded areas. Some routes might be underwater, particularly those into the city. Honestly, we recommend speaking to your agent. They can get in contact with your driver directly and can give you advice and instruction on how to avoid the floods and the severe weather.
If you’re interested in Chicago car shipping services, don’t worry. The weather will change, the floodwaters will recede, and the sun will shine again. So make sure to prepare today to ship your car to or from the city. You can do that by filling out our free online auto transport quote request form. It only takes a minute and will net you free quotes from top-rated auto shippers. We clear each of them for dependability and reliability, and make sure they’re fully licensed, bonded and insured. And if you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us any time at 800-930-7417.