Widespread Flooding Results in Tough St. Louis Auto Shipping Services
Heavy, widespread flooding across Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and parts of northern Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma has shut down multiple interstate highways and caused widespread devastation in the region. The heavy rains and flooding was exacerbated by a levee failure in Pocahontas, Arkansas. At least twenty deaths have been reported, and it looks as if the problem won’t be going away any time soon.
Interstate 55 through Missouri has been closed, along with other major routes. This has effectively cut off the city of St. Louis, Missouri from any road to the south. Naturally, this makes St. Louis auto shipping services much more difficult to find, especially from southern areas.
St. Louis auto shipping services and what the flooding means for you
The storm that is currently ravaging the region began this past weekend. Already, hundreds of roads across Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois have been shut down, including the aforementioned I-55 and a 57 mile stretch of I-44 through Missouri. In addition, a 23-mile stretch in suburban St. Louis has also been shut down.
These closures have dire implications for anyone needing St. Louis auto shipping services. The city is effectively cut off from the southern United States, and there is widespread flooding in the region. There’s nobody that’s going to want to travel through that, car transporters included. How a carrier is going to approach this depends on the carrier, of course. Most will likely bypass the entire region and come back when things are a bit less complicated.
Still, others may wait, choosing instead to wait out the flooding and get back on the road when they can. It just depends, and the best way to deal with it is to start by contacting your representative. They will be able to get a hold of the carrier for you and either tell you what’s going on or connect you with your driver directly.
Some other things to keep in mind about your St. Louis auto shipping services
Things are going to move just because you want them to. Auto shippers have to protect their rigs and their cargo, so they’re not going to risk running through flooded areas. Overall, you need to expect delays in pickup and delivery across affected areas, and don’t expect to see your car any time soon. It’s a really crazy scenario and one that no one could have really anticipated, especially a week or two ago when many of those orders out there were first booked. So don’t get discouraged it’s taking time – everyone’s in it together until the areas gets cleaned up.
If you’re interested in St. Louis auto shipping services, or any auto transportation quotes for that matter, let us help. Just fill out our free online car shipping quote request form or give us a call any time toll-free. If you use us to get free quotes to ship your car, you’ll get multiple quotes from top-rated, licensed, bonded and insured companies. You can also contact one of our agents any time with questions or concerns or if you need your help getting your free quotes. So let American Auto Shipping help you get your car where you need it today.
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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