Well, here we are. We made it through the first month of 2021, and survived a massive winter storm to boot.
While we didn’t see quite the same levels of snow the Northeast experienced this week with the Nor’easter, we did experience our largest snowfall event since November 2015. Romeoville officially recorded 9.5 inches in just the first 16 hours of the two-day event.
Thanks to much luck, our operation was mainly unaffected by the snow storm. While we did operate a shift on Saturday, January 30th, the shift ended, and employees were safely home before the snow started around 3pm. By the time we opened back up on Monday, February 1st, our docks and lots were fully plowed and salted, and operations resumed as normal. We will take such good luck and timing any day, and do not take that little bit of silver lining for granted.
And while Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter, we sense bright(er) days ahead. Even Phil is right only about 40% of the time, could we get so lucky as to have an early Spring? The hope of an early Spring is what gets many of us by as we currently experience the Polar Vortex bringing wind chill temperatures of -10 degrees to our area.
We look forward to the days when a big winter snow storm is the biggest story of the season. Until then, we are wishing everyone continued health and safety in the new year. We look forward to continuing to service all of your warehousing needs.