Emergency Conditions Beyond UPS’ Control
My UPS package was apparently delayed. I just checked the status on their site and it is currently in Commerce City, CO with the 2am status ‘EMERGENCY CONDITIONS BEYOND UPS’ CONTROL’. What exactly does that mean? It was the middle of the night and no storms that I know of. Did the truck get tipped over? Argh.
Update (2009/7/9 at 4:24pm): I still need to make a few calls and see if someone at UPS knows what is going on. However, there a now two more entries on the tracking pages, all of them are listed at 2am though I know the two new entries were recently added (within the last hour or so). The first says ‘EMERGENCY CONDITIONS BEYOND UPS’ CONTROL’ again. The second says ‘THE PACKAGE WAS MISSED AT THE DESTINATION LOCATION’. Does that mean that the package was lost in transit from Salina KS to Commerce City CO? Not sure… Hopefully a phone call or two will provide some answers.
Update (2009/7/9 at 6:42pm): Thanks to a visitor who posted a link to a 9news story concerning what happend to our packages. I never got around to calling, but this story pretty much answers my questions. Turns out there was a fire at the shipping center. ~500 packages were damaged and the rest are delayed a few days. Unlucky!
Final Update (2009/7/12 at 2:22pm): Yesterday the status of my package was updated with ‘DEPARTURE SCAN’ at 4:11am. Looks like it should be here in a few days. Hopefully not too many packages were delayed much more than this.
Actual Final Update (2009/7/13 at 8:16pm): The package was delivered later this afternoon.