Watch: Ports in California are so backed up that companies are dumping shipping containers into nearby neighborhoods
· Oct 19, 2021 · NottheBee.com

Maybe you haven't thought about the exploding supply chain crisis for a while—a couple of hours, even!—but we're here to tell you that, yes, it's still happening, and in some parts of the country it's getting worse:

Gotta love Sec. Buttigieg in there, smiling for the camera as if he hasn't been on vacation for two months and as if Biden hasn't been making this situation markedly worse.

You also have to love his little stump for the $3.5 trillion bill that would radically expand government power, inferring that all our problems would go away if the federal government just got more involved.

With the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach now running 24/7 operations, a new problem has occurred. Many of the shipping containers that spent weeks onboard ships waiting to be unloaded are now being dumped in nearby neighborhoods once they're emptied.

Sonia Cervantes lives along Anaheim Street, where UCTI Trucking Company is located.

The company's lot has only a capacity for 65 containers so the additional containers now line up along Anaheim Street in front of some people's homes.

"It's a bunch of neighbors that are very upset because it's a non-stop situation," said Cervantes.

A "non-stop situation" is right.

In fact, the only things that seem to be stopping in this scenario are the shipping containers, which aren't going anywhere except Anaheim Street.


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