Periods of torrential rainfall will continue to drench parts of the nation’s heartland over the next couple of days. Carriers and shippers alike should expect some minor delays as drivers deal with slowdowns and potential road closures.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has already reported areas of flash flooding from just south of Oklahoma City eastward to Fort Smith, Arkansas. Some spots have received 4 to 6 inches of rainfall in just a few hours time. At these rates, water can quickly cover roads and rise rapidly. The situation is likely to repeat itself.