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The first bouts of winter weather are affecting much of North America, just ahead of Thanksgiving travel time and holiday shipping. Many of the same areas that are getting pounded by wind and snow right now have been unusually lucky in the run-up to this barrage. So it’s been pretty easy to think of winter as out of sight and out of mind.

But in light of this arctic blast, we can no longer ignore the problems that winter might pose for crate shipping, package shipping, and relocation services. Of course, this might not seem like any issue if you’re packing supplies in Los Angeles where the sun is usually shining. But if those boxes are moving on to Seattle or worse yet, somewhere in the mid-west or northeast, then you may need to consider the weather and give your package a little extra time.

That’s not to say that professional package services like Box Brothers are often delayed by the inclement weather, but the fact is that snow storms can ground flights and ice-related accidents can back up highways and roadways. In worst case scenarios, delivery vehicles might be involved in accidents themselves. So the weather forecast should serve as a reminder to consider insurance for antique shipping or art shipping, or to entrust a good relocation services company with the selection of weather-insulated packaging for items that might be damaged by wind or cold.

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