Rain and storms from Hurricane Harvey continue to wreak havoc on trucking routes near Highway Transport service centers in Freeport, TX and La Porte, TX. A tropical storm warning and storm surge watch is in effect for both service centers. Driving conditions are described as very dangerous.
In La Porte, Texas —the location of Highway Transport’s largest service center—a voluntary evacuation for citizens began Friday morning, August 25th. As of today, August 26, 2017, #HurricaneHarvey is considered to be a tropical storm. Rain is being described a “prolific rainfall,” and all measures are being taken to avoid flooded zones and keep everyone safe. Stern warnings were issued prior to the storm. Rain and possible tornadoes are expected to continue in the days ahead.
Currently, the land in the Houston area is saturated. According to The Weather Channel, August 2017 has been the 9th wettest August on record. Moving forward, there will be no time for the ground to dry out.
When an incident of this magnitude takes place, it becomes necessary for Highway Transport to adapt and re-route to new and various trucking lanes. This type of weather crisis can cause Highway Transport route mileage to change as our tanker truck fleet scrambles to adapt and discover the best alternate plan. In the coming days and weeks, customers may notice variations in their mileage charges.
Highway Transport planners respond quickly to accommodate customers in response to serious weather conditions.
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