Low Temperatures Will Make Midwest Car Shipping Harder This Week
Winter storm Decima right now has the potential to be one of the worst storms of the season.
We’ve talked a bit about weather and how it’ll affect auto transport services quite a bit, but it’s for a good reason. You need to be prepared for what’s coming.
Decima is a continuation of the freeze that the country experienced last week. Looking at the forecast nationwide, the storm will hit the Pacific Northwest today and travel east through the rest of the week. The storm should be passing over the Midwest later this week and then into the northeast. This means that Midwest car shipping services will be harder to accomplish for many carriers.
In the northern Midwest, particularly the Dakotas, temperatures are looking to be in single digits, Snow is also likely.
Temperatures will be a bit warmer in the northeast, but snowfall is expected to be even worse there than in the Midwest.
Car transporters will have to incorporate the bad weather into their routes. This can cause delays and diversions on snowbound routes.
How hard will Midwest car shipping be to find?
It won’t be impossible. Typically, carriers will go to areas that they can actually get to without fear of hitting snow and ice. So this probably precludes quite a few routes. If you followed the link above you can see where the snow is supposed to hit. Those areas will likely see the most delays.
And that’s really what you should expect when shipping a car this week: delays. Auto shippers, again, don’t like snowbound areas.
Rain and higher temperatures are going to be seen in places such as Kentucky, Ohio, and both Virginia and West Virginia. States such as Minnesota, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania – and all of New England – will likely see harder travel conditions.
Luckily, places like Kansas and Nebraska won’t see much snowfall, but auto transport services through the region will likely be impacted due to weather in the surrounding regions.
Carriers looking to head north along routes such as I-35 and I-45 may have to make detours. Same goes for routes along I-75 up into Detroit, and east-west routes, notably the northern interstates.
Can I still get quotes for Midwest car shipping?
Of course. You can get a quote to ship a car anywhere in the U.S. regardless of the weather. We do recommend speaking to a car transport expert, though, as your routes may be affected by winter storm Decima. You can fill out our free auto transport quote request form any time to get quotes emailed to you from top companies. We clear them for both dependability and reliability and that includes making sure they’re licensed and bonded. If you have questions, you can contact one of our agents any time, toll-free, at 800-930-7417.