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I-5 Closure stopping deliveries?

In Northern California I-5 is closed. Slowing down and stopping some truck traffic. These trucks carry everything from fresh produce to your mail.

Posted: Sep 6, 2018 6:50 PM

Everyday people are shopping for groceries. So when a major highway like I-5 shuts down it causes concern for the delivery of food.

Cierra Gorman a cashier at the Medford Co-Op says, "We've had a couple people ask if our deliveries have made it because of the fire that closed down I-5."

I-5 has been shut down for more than 24 hours in Northern California. Some grocery stores like Medford Co-Op have produce they need from that area.

The general manager of the Co-Op, Anne Carter says "it's a couple delivers, but not anything big or anything that will cause us to have not enough groceries on the shelves."

One of their truck deliveries from Northern Aalifornia arrived this morning.

Anne says, “There was a delivery earlier today that we thought might be delayed cause of the closure, but that truck did manage to get through and we expect it on time today."

anne is calling their distributing centers to see when the trucks coming from Northern California will make it.

Today the food at the co-op was completely stocked and Anne says she isn't worried about a shortage of food if the closure continues.

Anne says,” we get deliveries from surrounding states and coming from all directions."

There is also some concern with your mail and packages.

Michael Shaw the owner of Premier Services says the companies he works with has plans when closures or natural disasters like this happen.

Michael says "main ones being fedex, ups and postal service have alternate plans already set up for this."

These companies drive alternate routes like down the coast or through Nevada and then back into California.

Michael says,” they basically don't anticipate any real delays on anything.”

If you do have something that needs to be delivered at a certain day.
Michael reccomends you use express shipments just to be safe,

Michael says, “we can do an express shipment on a guaranteed one or two day that's not going to be affected by the fire at all because they fly that there.”

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