Weather Alert: Winter Storm Orson

Winter Storm Orson

Winter Storm Orson is bringing heavy snow and strong winds to New England, just days after being impacted by Winter Storm Niko. Winter Storm Orson has developed into a very powerful area of low pressure off the coast of New England. As that low hurls moisture westward into Maine on Monday, snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour are possible at times. This will enhance snowfall totals in this area.

Another important aspect of this storm are the strong and gusty winds that have developed.

Wind gusts at times may top 60 mph, especially along the New England coast. Even inland, gusts between 35 and 45 mph are anticipated. Winds of this strength may lead to downed trees and powerlines, especially in areas where snow is weighing them down.

This could also create blizzard conditions, and a blizzard warning has been issued for much of eastern Maine, including Bangor. High winds from Orson will also extend southward to New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C., where gusts to 60 mph on Monday could down tree limbs, cause power outages and result in flight delays. Moderate to heavy snow stretched from Pennsylvania and upstate New York across New England with Niko. The footprint of moderate to heavy snow with Orson will be smaller, including upstate New York and central and northern New England.

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. As a result these weather issues, the ALG Client Service Team will send daily updates as we monitor the storm’s progress and track job level impact.

A large winter storm delivered snow and ice to the Northeast resulting in hazardous travel conditions.

Freight scheduled for pickup or delivery today or that is traveling through these areas may be delayed.

The following locations are closed today; no pickup and delivery service is available:

�         Maine – Portland, Bangor

�         New Hampshire – Manchester

�         Quebec – Montreal, St. Luc

The following locations are open today but operating on a limited basis:

�         Massachusetts – South Boston, North Boston, Worcester

�         New York – Plattsburgh

�         Vermont – St. Johnsbury, Bellows Falls, Burlington

Freight destined for or originating in the following locations will be held for 24 hours until conditions clear:

�         Maine – Portland, Bangor, Sidney, Ellsworth, Presque Isle

�         Massachusetts – South Boston, North Boston, Worcester, Springfield

�         New Hampshire – Manchester

�         New York – Plattsburgh, Syracuse, Albany

�         Rhode Island – Providence

�         Vermont – St. Johnsbury, Bellows Falls, Burlington

�         Quebec – Montreal, St. Luc, Trois Rivers, Quebec City

Our Operations team is poised to resume normal operations as soon as conditions clear and roads are safe for travel. We will continue to post updates as conditions change. If you need to schedule a pickup or delivery, please contact your local service center.

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