Winter Storm Blankets East Coast In Snow, Freezing Temperatures
Temperatures across the Deep South and Eastern Seaboard plunged to record lows in recent days as Winter Storm Grayson churned up the coast from the Florida Panhandle to New England. The storm has already dropped six inches of snow across the Carolinas and is expected to intensify through Thursday night, bringing an estimated eight inches of snow to New York City, and more than a foot of snow and possible blizzard conditions from Connecticut to New Hampshire. The snowfall, combined with wind gusts of up to 45 mph, is causing very dangerous conditions, according to the National Weather Service.
A quick check of industry members across the region found most are open for business. “Outside of being in the teens, we’re good here in Greenville, but spring can’t come fast enough,” says Scott Thackston, president of Aprons, Etc., in Greenville, South Carolina.
Andy Shuman at Rockland Embroidery, Inc. in Topton, Pennsylvania, says his company is also open for business as usual. “[We are] a bit short-handed, but open nonetheless,” he says. “We seem to be just far enough to the west to be missing the worst of it. Seventy-five miles east, [it’s a] different story.”
Other companies in the state also reported being open, including Pro Towels in Pittsburgh, The Beistle Company in Shippensburg and Moderne Glass Co. in Aliquippa.
In Connecticut, however, the weather has had a greater impact. Supplier Prime Line opened this morning but is now closed. The company is continuing to accept orders at its Connecticut facility, where they will be processed as they are received. Distributors can also contact the company’s Jetline facility in South Carolina with any questions they may have regarding Prime orders or products.