A snowstorm that took over Rockies and Mountain Prairie region has trickled into the Midwest this past weekend, delaying supply chains for hours just ahead of the peak holiday season.
The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for southern Iowa, northern Kansas, southern Nebraska and northern Missouri, with the states expecting up to 10 inches of snow and wind gusts of up to 60 mph. Meanwhile, the Chicago area had the heaviest snow fall, clouding any visibility for drivers.
Drivers were urged to plan their breaks to coincide with periods of limited visibility, Freight Waves reports.
As the winter season starts, fuel gelling will be an issue in snowy areas, especially for those who don't use enough winter additive in their diesel, Freight Waves reports. Low temperatures will also add in extra challenges as batters with low CCA values will have a hard time starting, leading to further delays.