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NWS: More Snow Coming on Monday

Traffic on Rte. 2 in Warwick Monday afternoon at about 3:30 p.m. Jan. 26 between College Hill and Tollgate Roads.
Traffic on Rte. 2 in Warwick Monday afternoon at about 3:30 p.m. Jan. 26 between College Hill and Tollgate Roads. There’s more snow predicted for the morning commute Monday.

Update Feb. 2, 9:54 a.m.: Tonight’s City Council Meeting has been postponed until Wednesday, Feb. 4.

Update Feb. 2, 8:50 a.m.: Due to accumulating snow in some areas and un-plowed snow on secondary roads, making it difficult for RIPTA vehicles to travel safely, nine RIPTA routes have been detoured.

Routes 18, 27, 34, 49, 55, 56, 58, 87 and 92 are on currently on detour. RIPTA will continue to restore service on those routes as conditions allow and will also advise riders of any other detours due to the storm. Passengers are encouraged to check for updates throughout the day.

Update, Feb. 2, 7:50 a.m.: 

There is a parking ban in effect throughout Warwick until further notice.

The following closures and cancellations are listed at the RI Broadcasters Website (Many child care centers in the city are also closed.)

  • West Bay Collaborative: Closed Today
  • Empire Beauty School – Warwick: Cancel Classes
  • 911Programs-Health Career Training Inst.: Morning classes cancelled
  • Bishop Hendricken HS: Closed Today
  • Sargent Rehabilitation Center: Closed Today
  • St Peter School: Closed Today
  • St Rose of Lima School: Closed Today
  • 911Programs-Health Career Training Inst.: Morning classes cancelled
  • Empire Beauty School – Warwick: Cancel Classes
  • Boys and Girls Club – Warwick: Closed, all activities
  • Greenwood Montessori School: Closed Today
  • Kent YMCA School’s Out-Warwick: Closed Today
  • Warwick Pilgrim Senior Center: Closed Today
  • Warwick Public Library: Will open at 1 p.m.
  • Anchor Medical-Warwick: Closed
  • St Benedict – Warwick: No CCD Classes
  • Greenwood Credit Union: Delayed open until noon today

Update, Feb. 1, 10:27 p.m.:

  • Johnson & Wales University: Monday classes cancelled, Essential Employees Report.
  • Kent YMCA School’s Out-Warwick: Closed Tomorrow//No AM/PM OST.
  • NE Inst. of Technology: Day classes canceled Monday, All campuses closed.

Update, Feb. 1, 4:25 p.m.:

Warwick Schools will be closed Monday, Feb. 2, according to the Rhode Island Broadcasters Association.

Original post, Feb. 1, 12:01 p.m.:

Warwick, RI – The National Weather Service warns there’s another snowstorm starting during the first hours of Groundhog Day Monday, lasting through 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Snowfall is expected to continue through 11 a.m. Monday morning, when it will switch to a snow and sleet combination until switching back to straight snow between 3 p.m. and 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Wind is expected to blow 13 to 17 mph Monday, with gusts as high as 28 mph. During Monday night, the wind will reach 15 to 20 mph, contributing to a wind chill of -9 degrees.

Altogether, the total snowfall could reach up to about 11 inches, the NWS reports.

The day is also the half-way mark of winter, and the Christian holiday of Candlemas.

Emergency Alerts:

RIBA – Make sure you’re signed up for text alerts from the Rhode Island Broadcasters Association. You’ll get emergency notifications (including school closings and delays) direct to your phone or email.

CodeRED – The City of Warwick has instituted a new rapid emergency notification service called CodeRED®.  The new system will distribute emergency messages via telephone to targeted areas or the entire City of Warwick. Register here.

Emergency Calls:

  • In an emergency, dial 911
  • Police Department: 401-468-4200
  • Fire Department: (401) 468-4000
  • Highway Dept./Snow removal – 401-738-2000 ext. 6518
  • Do NOT call 911 to report a power outage. Contact National Grid at 1-800-465-1212. Smartphone users can also text STORM to NGRID (64743) for outage alerts. To check the status of outages in your area, visit  National Grid Outage Central for Rhode Island.
  • Serve RI is looking for volunteers to help neighbors in need shovel out after upcoming snowfall. You can sign up here.  You can ask for their help at at 401-331-2298. For all other needs, people should call United Way-2-1-1.

Listen to NOAA radio: Check the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration radio frequency here.


Rob Borkowski
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