California fires effect freight transportation
Massive wildfires in southern California have disrupted some rail and truck shipments to the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach and San Diego due to poor visibility and occasional road and rail closures, freight forwarder Expeditors International reported.
The backlog in Los Angeles is made worse by the fact that railroads and motor carriers are having difficulty repositioning equipment in the area.
In San Diego, truckers often cannot make deliveries because many businesses have closed.
Meanwhile, airlines are experiencing delays throughout their networks as flights to the area are cancelled because of the conditions and the closure of an air traffic control center. Flight schedules have been disrupted in other parts of the country because many planes are stuck at southern California airports.