"If the surge pushes up through the Chesapeake Bay, that may bring problems into the Mid-Atlantic where significant stockpiles are positioned in Baltimore and Wilmington," one source told Snow Magazine. "Only time will tell."
In addition, port closures further north could impact trucking, which would temporarily delay salt deliveries until the weather has settles down.
To make matter worse, two more storms are brewing off the African coast that appear to have comparable trajectories to that of Florence. However, it's still to early to tell where they'll end up.