How might the ‘Storm of a Lifetime’ impact your commute?
- Hurricane Florence is forecast to move slowly through the Carolinas and Southeast through this weekend and will cause catastrophic inland rainfall flooding, life-threatening storm surge and destructive winds.
- States of emergency were declared in the Carolinas; Virginia; Washington, DC; and Maryland, where some coastal areas are still recovering from summer storms.
- Powerful storm surges and winds will pose deadly threats, as will long periods of heavy rain. Beyond the Carolinas and Virginia, the threat of flooding extends into next week to parts of Georgia, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, forecasters said.
- Heavy rain may extend to NYC and Boston.
Impact on transportation
- Heavy rain, strong winds, and flooding may cause delays and cancellations when Florence reaches land.
- Highways may become crowded as people continue to evacuate areas where the impact is predicted to be especially dangerous.
- Amtrak has canceled train service in North Carolina starting the middle of this week in anticipation of Hurricane Florence’s arrival in the state.
- All Piedmont trains between Raleigh and Charlotte, and Carolinian trains between Charlotte and New York City are canceled from Thursday through Sunday, Amtrak announced Monday.
- Other long-distance trains that make stops in North Carolina and South Carolina, including the Silver Meteor, the Crescent and the Silver Star, will not be passing through the states from Wednesday through Sunday.
Check with your local transit authority before leaving your house during the days Florence is on land.
Moovit will stay updated with the latest transit changes as the information is made available.
How can Moovit help you?
- Always check service alerts found in the Alerts tab, to make sure you have the latest information
- Make sure to check for changes to schedules before getting on-board
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