A message to all Choptank Transport customers and carriers regarding Hurricane Michael:
The safety of our carriers and our customer’s freight is of the utmost importance to Choptank. Please know we will do everything we can to continue operations as normal in the areas affected by the hurricane, however, with a category 4 storm, we are expecting to see extreme storm surges, massive power outages, halted travel, and delayed freight. Florida’s governor: “This is the worst storm the panhandle has seen in 100 years.” View this animated hurricane wind damage model showing exactly what kind of damage category 4 storms can do, click here.
According to the Journal of Commerce and the Florida Ports Council, “the ports of Pensacola and Panama City are now under port status Zulu, closed to all inbound and outbound traffic.” You can get more port updates from the US Coast Guard port directory. For your search reference, Panama City and Pensacola ports are in the Mobile district.
Drivers can check the status of state roads on this up-to-date map at https://fl511.com/#:Alerts. Some Florida roads already affected are portions of …
US 301 (which parallels I-95
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people who will be affected by this storm. If you have questions regarding your freight, please feel free to contact us at 800.568.2240 or www.choptanktransport.com