Northeast Ice Storm Impacts – 01/17/2019

Now in terms of specific impacts, the transportation, we already highlighted the, the major population areas and business centers with obviously the New York City area being a number one there.

But as far in terms of lanes that are going to be impacted and transportation routes, this is a list of our main interstates and what we are quantifying to be the number of high risk miles specifically within the ice storm region. So we calculated for I-95, 286 high risk miles and that by far is the interstate with the highest number of miles. I-81 also has a significant segment of miles there that are at high risk. Other interstates impacted, I-80 there and I-90 with a smaller number of miles by our metrics.

If we begin now to broaden things out here and looking at from a snow standpoint across the region, we have calculated for I-90, 511 miles at high risk. Again, this is just focusing on the snow impact with our winter storm. In terms of I-95, we’ve calculated 415 high risk miles. And then also I-81 and I-80 also above 300 miles. So significant mileage here in terms of being impacted by, by both snow and ice.

And again, this will likely have some longterm impacts, too, in terms of power outages and the longevity of that within the ice zone and and within the snow zone. And then once we get past the Monday timeframe as the snow and ice come to an end, again, then it will be a matter of the duration of the impacts as the weather begins to clear. But certainly a high impact event here is on the doorstep here starting within basically the next couple of days and centered over this holiday weekend. And ultimately, one of the more significant storms here, not only this winter, but this will likely be from an impact standpoint, one that we’ll be talking about for several years.

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