Winter Storm Riley is already clobbering the Northeast with damaging winds, heavy, wet snow, as a significant, long-lived, destructive coastal flooding event is just now underway as Riley becomes an intense nor’easter. Heavy snow continues to blanket much of New York State; the heavy, wet snow plus strong northeast winds lead to tree damage in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Erie Counties. Heavy snow totals as of Friday morning included 14 inches in Harborcreek, Pennsylvania, and Windham, New York, 12 inches near North East, Pennsylvania, 11.9 inches at Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, and 11 inches in Chardon, Ohio.
High winds are currently raking parts of the Mid-Atlantic States, Appalachians and New England. Winds gusted to 67 mph at Washington-Dulles and 62 mph at Reagan National Airport early Friday. Gusts over 50 mph are already buffeting Boston-Logan Airport, and trees have been downed in Arlington, Burlington, Easton, North Andover, Sharon and Woburn. Trees have also been downed in parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia and western North Carolina. Numerous reports of trees down blocking roads have come in from the Washington D.C. metro.
We recognize the severe impact that current conditions are having on our customers and we are committed to restoring service levels as quickly as possible. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your client service team with any further questions or concerns.