Auto Industry In Recovery After Jonas Snowstorm

Posted: Jan 27 2016, 12:34am CST | by , Updated: Jan 27 2016, 10:43pm CST, in News | Cars & Vehicles

Auto Industry in Recovery After Jonas Snowstorm
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  • Effects of snowstorm Jonas on the Auto Industry!

Several auto makers had to close their factories due to the severe weather conditions.

The blizzard Jonas has left some very harmful temporary effects on the auto industry. The weather emergencies spelled trouble for auto factories and dealers since it kept workers from leaving the house during the blizzard.

Especially in Washington, the terrible conditions has a huge impact on the auto industry. The Washington Auto Show was cancelled from opening due to Jonas.

Major auto makers also had to close their factories due to the weather. The companies compelled to close their factories include General Motors, Toyota, and BMW.

According to BMW, their workers driving to the plant were the reason for cancelling production. BMW employees were given off for Friday and Saturday shifts in Spartanburg, SC.

Similarly Toyota closed its Georgetown, KY, factory on Friday. General Motors also shut down the second shift at its Bowling Green, KY on the same day, reported Automotive News.

The Jonas weather also affected the sales of cars. Dealers in the blizzard's path saw a massive drop in sales over the weekend. Since it was virtually impossible to go out of the house customers simply weren't coming to the dealerships.

Dealers affected by the sale drops have to make up in other ways. Dealers are now offering potential buyers even deeper discounts on auto vehicles. The deals are a way to make the best of a bad situation.

The snowfall which is many feet high has also caused another obstacle. The employees first have to clean off all the cars on the lot from the snow.

The only good news is none of the effects are long-term. The auto industry should go back to normal in a few days on the East Coast.

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