UPDATE: 7:06 a.m. — Warwick Public Schools are canceled due to widespread power outages following the storm overnight, as are activities and classes for morning and afternoon at Kent YMCA.
National Grid reported 141,000 customers in RI are without power following the storm, with about 5,000 in Warwick without power.
Additonal closures/storm related notices:
Providence MBTA Commuter Rail service is now suspended due to downed trees in overhead wires. No service TF Green to Canton Junction. Stoughton Ln operating.
West Bay Collaborative: Closed Today
J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center: Closed Today; 3445 Post Road power outage
Sargent Rehabilitation Center: Closed Today
St Kevin School: Closed Today
St Peter School: Closed Today
St Rose of Lima School: Closed Today; No PM Activities
Boys and Girls Club – Warwick: Closed Today
Buttonwoods School: Closed Today; Weather/power outages
Crayons Early Care and Education Ctr Inc: Closed Today; Power outage
Discovery Years Learning Center: Closed today Monday 10/30/2017; No power. Trick or Treat tom.
Liddle Tots II Teen: Delayed 1 hour, 30 minutes; Open at 8:30am
Lighthouse Preschool: Closed Today
Lit’l Red Hen Preschool-KG: Closed Today
The Learning Garden: Open as usual: power on
Original post 1:30 a.m.:
WARWICK, RI — National Grid reported 129,000 customers were without power at of 1:30 a.m. Monday, about 10,000 of them in Warwick as a violent storm blew rain cross streets and highways and knocked down trees across the city.
The utility did not expect the outages reported in Warwick to be repaired until 5 p.m. Monday.
Three hours earlier, the utility’s power outage map had showed just 29,000 people without power. By 1:30 p.m., several Facebook users in Warwick had reported downed trees and wires as well as power outages. National Grid warned residents to consider any downed wire to be live and dangerous, and asked them to report snapped wires on their hotline, 800-465-1212.
The National Weather Service has a high wind warning, with wind speeds of 50 mph and gusts up to 70 mph, and a flood warning in effect until 6 a.m., with a flash flood warning in effect until 4 a.m. The winds, expected at hurricane force, are expected to last into the morning and continue to down trees and cause power outages.
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.
TF Green Airport – Click here to follow arrivals and departures at Green.
- In an emergency, dial 911
- Police Department: 401-468-4200
- Fire Department: (401) 468-4000
- Highway Dept. 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.