WARWICK, RI — The National Weather Service reports Warwick received just under 12 inches of snow during Thursday’s blizzard, which began letting up about 6 p.m. in Kent County, but not before causing multiple crashes and more than 100 skids off-road across Rhode Island, and closing out schools and services for the week.
Rhode Island State Police investigated 16 accidents and assisted 156 motorists – many of whom skidded off slippery roads – between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. today. No injuries were reported. They also handled 194 calls for service and assisted in 24 tows during the day, according to RI State Police.
By 5 p.m., all lanes of Interstate 95 were open to travel. Earlier in the day, southbound lanes had been closed at various points after tractor-trailer trucks became stuck or slid on the snow and ice, blocking travel.
Road conditions were reportedly improving, but snow and ice continued to create dangerous conditions for travel, especially on secondary roads as the storm moved on.
Warwick Public Schools, which shut down for the day’s storm, remain closed this morning, along with the following additional closures and delays:
Warwick Public Schools: Closed Tomorrow/No PM Activities
Kent YMCA School’s Out-Warwick: Closed
Johnson and Wales Univ: Friday Essential Personnel Only//Some activities canceled
West Bay Collaborative: Closed Today
Sargent Rehabilitation Center: Closed Today
Bishop Hendricken HS: Closed Today
St Peter School: Closed Today
Boys and Girls Club – Warwick: Closed Today; all activities -incl. b-ball
Busy B’s Academy: Delayed 2 hours; Opening at 9am Friday
Buttonwoods School: Closed Today
C.H.I.L.D. Inc.: Closed Today
Creative Minds Early Lrn Ctr.: Closed Today; Friday
Greenwood Montessori School: Closed Today
Imagine Preschool: Closed Today
Kent YMCA School’s Out-Warwick: Closed Today
Kent YMCA-AM Y’s Owl: Closed Today
Kent YMCA-PM Y’s Owl: Closed Today
Liddle Tots II Teen: Closed Today
Lighthouse Preschool: Closed Today
Lit’l Red Hen Preschool-KG: Closed Today; 2/10/17
Magic Years Child Care: Delayed ; 2 hours – opening at 8:30 AM
Precious Years Child Care: Delayed ; 2 hours – opening at 8:30 AM
The Learning Garden: Delayed 1 hour; Opening at 8:00 a.m.
YMCA Kent County: Will open at 9 a.m. Friday
Warwick Pilgrim Senior Center: Closed Today; No Transwick Bus Service
St Gregory the Great-Warwick: No 8:30am Service. Offices Closed;
St Rose & St Clement: NO 7am Mass; Office will open at 9 AM
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