As Hurricane Sandy heads north through Pennsylvania, coastal states from Virginia to New England are assessing damage and moving relief supplies.
Flash flooding from heavy rains remains a danger in many areas along the coast and inland and heavy snow is falling in West Virginia and Western Maryland.
For truckers, travel in the region will remain difficult, though some road restrictions are being eased in areas the hurricane passed through Monday night.
Many drivers were forced to find emergency shelter Monday as roads and bridges from the Chesapeake to the Hudson were closed because of high winds.
The Pilot truck stop in Sturbridge, Mass., was “bursting at the seams” after Connecticut closed major highways to trucks, the Worcester Telegram reported.
As Day Two of the storm begins, many truckers will be getting back onto roads and dealing with roadblocks and detours, as well as more rain, wind and snow.
Truckers hauling relief supplies will be headed toward the stricken region. Many were prepared to head toward the East Coast before Hurricane Sandy arrived.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration exempted trucks hauling emergency supplies from West Virginia to Maine from hours of service regulations.
For continuing coverage of the storm and its aftermath, see the JOC's Hurricane Sandy special topic page.