Just after electrification opened to Long Branch, some people warned that if there was a problem with the wires, the whole system would crash.
There were so many interconnecting lines back just after WW2 that running around a problem was handled. There aren't those lines anymore, to provide an escape route, so something else should be in place when problems arise.
Yes, we get snow here. Sometimes even in November. So many things fell apart because of this one. I hope some people in charge learn from it.
By far, most of those inconvenienced by the storm were going home from their jobs. But what of those going to work, especially those with a time-sensitive job, where they have to be at work by a certain time? Do they still have jobs? I once worked in a place where I had to be there by a certain time. It wasn't negotiable. The guy I worked for didn't care about our problems or our excuses. I don't work for him anymore, but the job entailed being there on time.
I hope the NJT, the road departments, Govs Murphy and Cuomo, and others in charge learn from this.
Back in the days when Pennsy ran the Main Line - wire problems? Send a diesel to rescue the train. A simple solution perhaps, but it worked.
They tell me to act my age. I don't know how to do that. I've never been this old before.