In upstate New York, a western part of which is buried in snow depths of 5 feet, carriers said their trucks are still rolling, despite the continued closure of the New York State Thruway.
“There’s actually some customers in Buffalo that are open,” said Todd Smith, vice president of sales at Leonard's Express, a mostly refrigerated fleet headquartered in Farmington, near Rochester.
“We’re able to take some of those northern secondary routes into Buffalo and serve those customers inbound and outbound,” Smith said.
“The customers affected by the heavy snow, they’re not able to get to work, so they’re not receiving product or shipping product . . . it’s just a waiting game until they’re able to dig out.”