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Warwick Digs Out, More Snow Coming

Update: 10:25 p.m.: The national weather service forecasts a snow-rain mix to begin Friday at 1 a.m. and last through about 2 p.m., with one inch of snow accumulation. Friday night, there’s a 40 percent chance of snow, with a potential 1-2 inches of accumulation. There is small chance of snow on Saturday, with winds at 16 mph and gusts of 32 mph, then a chance of snow Sunday, and a chance of snow Monday.

Warwick, RI – With the first big snowstorm of 2015 a few hours in the past, the blizzard warning and travel ban long expired, Warwick started digging out from under a total of 27 inches of snow.

The National Weather Service reports 16 inches fell at TF Green Airport Tuesday, (a daily record for the date of Jan. 27) and another 11 inches in Warwick on Jan. 28.

In Apponaug, and other major streets, including Warwick Avenue, Post Road, and Elmwood Avenue, the roads were cleared, showing bare asphalt. Side roads, while clear of the bulk of the storm’s snowfall, were coated with a layer of snow.

Some residents were satisfied with the job the city did clearing the streets.

My street looks great! I’ve seen a plow every hour today, very impressed… ,” Mitchell wrote from Nausauket Road Tuesday.

Some residents were not as impressed.

” The side roads are awful, last year the snow removal was fantastic – this storm, it sucked. Hope this isn’t a sign of things to come this winter,” wrote Rob DeReamer on the Warwick Post’s Facebook page

There were no notices about closures or delays for Warwick Public Schools on the Rhode Island Broadcasters site as of 11:30 p.m., and the city’s parking ban expired at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The National Weather Service predicts a rainy-snowy mix Friday turning to snow Friday night, with a little over an inch of new snow, and a chance of snow through Monday.

Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian’s office made the following announcements related to the storm:

  • Property owners are reminded that they are responsible for shoveling sidewalks.
  • Trash and recycling collection resumes today for regularly scheduled Thursday routes. Residents whose trash pickup was canceled on Tuesday and Wednesday will have regularly scheduled trash pickup next week.
  • The Pilgrim Senior Center is closed today and there is no Transwick service. The Center will open tomorrow and Transwick service will resume tomorrow.
  • McDermott Pool, the therapeutic pool and the Thayer and Warburton ice rinks reopen today.



Rob Borkowski
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