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NASTY NOR’EASTER: Heavy snow to impact businesses in the Northeast

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Businesses should prepare for disruptions from a Nor’easter that will bring up to a foot of snow to the Northeast early this week.

Key Highlights

Threats: heavy snow, business disruptions, road closures, travel disruptions, power outages, coastal flooding

States affected: MI, PA, WV, MD, NY, VT, NH, MA, CT, MA, ME

When: Friday, March 10 - Wednesday, March 15


AccuWeather For Business meteorologists are monitoring a powerful coastal storm that will slam the Northeast through Wednesday. This system is expected to rapidly intensify Monday night through Tuesday, becoming a nor'easter and will bring significant impacts to the Northeast. Companies, municipalities, and school districts using AccuWeather’s Snow Warning Service will receive updated snowfall totals and start and stop times before, during, and after the storm. 

An area of heavy snow of up to a foot is expected from northeastern Pennsylvania through eastern New York, Vermont, New Hampshire into western Massachusetts, northern Connecticut, and Maine. There is an AccuWeather LocalStormMax™ of 36 inches. 

>>READ MORE: What is a Nor'easter? 


This Nor’easter will be the second major storm in a week to slam the same area. Some communities in the path of the system are still dealing with the impacts of the previous winter storm.  This will be heavy wet snow, combined with gusty winds. Nor’easters can devastate businesses mainly because heavy snow can last several days and cause power outages and road closures.  Other areas can see coastal flooding. 

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Businesses in the path of this storm should: 

  • Expect ground logistics disruption due to road closures, downed trees, and power outages 
  • Prioritize cold weather concerns for outdoor workers
  • Check large-span roofs and buildings that could sustain damage from heavy snow 
  • Be prepared for lengthy closures Retail: Shovel and salt walkways, dry high-traffic areas inside near your entrance, put up “Wet Floor” signs, and keep all floors clear to help prevent falls and reduce liability
  • Establish an emergency communication plan: share employee, client, and vendor contact information before the storm and disseminate the plan to critical staff


AccuWeather For Business gives more advance notice than all other sources and delivers forecasts and warnings with Superior Accuracy™AccuWeather's Snow Warning Service offers location-specific forecasts and 24x7x365 consulting services for snow, ice, blizzards, and other winter-hazard events. 

AccuWeather's Snow Warning Service features include: 

  • Precise weather event start and end times
  • Total expected snow and ice accumulations
  • Specific changeover times for snow, ice, and rain
  • Hourly temperatures and wind conditions before, during, & after the storm
  • Post-storm weather conditions, including verified precipitation amounts. 

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