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NWS: Winter Advisory In Effect Till 7 p.m.

[CREDIT: NWS] Freezing rain Tuesday into early Wednesday has prompted delayed classes for several schools.

WARWICK, RI — There’s a winter weather advisory in effect till 7 p.m. in Rhode Island, as local public schools have called delays following light snowfall overnight with light snow expected through the day and evening.

  • Warwick Public Schools90 Minute Delay. No AM Pre-K
  • Coventry Public SchoolsOne hour delay, no AM PreK

According to the National Weather Service, Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch are expected today. The NWS advises caution on the roads during these conditions.

A flood warning remains in effect for several areas in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island along the Pawtuxet River. The NWS warns motorists not to attempt driving around barricades or driving through flooded areas.

“Turn around, don’t drown, when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles,” the NWS noted in its warning.

Additionally, Mayor Frank Picozzi has noted on his Facebook page that many drivers failing to take traffic cones blocking travel on flooded roads have regretted it.

“If you see cones across a road that means it’s closed due to flooding. We’ve had a number of cars going through flooded areas and getting stuck. Police and fire have to get them out of the cars,” Picozzi wrote.

Rob Borkowski
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