After a heavy deluge of snow over the US holiday weekend, the East Coast is expecting again a new front to hit on Wednesday into Thursday, with a larger weather front hitting on Friday and Saturday. With already thousands of internal flights cancelled, roads blocked and major power outages across the southern, mid and eastern states deliveries will be affected.
Storm warnings have been issued from Virginia to Maine with predicted snowfalls of between 18-24 inches in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut over the next 24-48 hours. With the capitol Washington, and the states of Baltimore and Maryland receiving between 3-8 inches on Saturday night / Sunday morning, after the Midwest states including Chicago receiving six feet of snow late last week. The last mile deliveries will be impacted due to this, but as always Liberty Express will attempt to keep parcels moving whilst airports are open.
Whilst British Airways workers in the majority of their sections are not striking, the only section that is, is by employees in its cargo division. Strike action will start at 00:01 on Friday 25th December and will end at 24.00 on Saturday the 2nd of January. At the current time of writing this update, all of our material that we have given to British Airways is due to uplift prior to the strike starting. With Liberty Express Limited only giving one of its five injection points to British Airways, we are hoping to keep delays to shipments tendered to Liberty Express on 24th, 29th and 30th December to a minimum.
We will be monitoring the situation and will make adjustments to our routings if we think that British Airways cannot service our agreement regarding uplift times and advise yourselves accordingly if we think there will be delays in the movement of your material.
Wishing you all a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year from all of us here at Liberty Express
Winter Storm Gail could be the first high impact snowstorm that the USA has received in over two years and is likely to cause problems beginning this afternoon for shipping companies and the airlines. Flights have started being cancelled from the UK. Deliveries along the Eastern Seaboard will be disrupted over the coming days.
From Friday 13th March 2020 all flights from mainland Europe have been suspended whilst the world comes to grips with the COVID-19 virus. The UK is not on this but many airlines are already cancelling flights to the USA due to a drop in passenger numbers.
The severe weather threat shifts east bringing with it the chance of hail, strong winds and possible tornadoes to nearly 26 million in the South. All of this is ahead of more cold air and winter weather, which could produce blizzard conditions in the Plains by midweek.
A winter storm is forecast to bring snow and Ice to numerous airports in the U.S. Mid Atlantic Region. JFK, EWR and IAD could be affected with delays and cancellations effecting both Trans Atlantic and Domestic flights.