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Warwick School Delays Announced, Snowfall Totals Reported

[CREDIT: NWS] The National Weather Service has announced snow totals for the region following Tuesday's storm.
[CREDIT: NWS] The National Weather Service has announced snow totals for the region following Tuesday’s storm.
[CREDIT: Beth Hurd] Snow continued to fall in Warwick as of 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, pictured here in a photo of Warwick Neck Avenue.
[CREDIT: Beth Hurd] Snow continued to fall in Warwick as of 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, pictured here in a photo of Warwick Neck Avenue.
UPDATE: The National Weather Service has announced the reported snowfall total for the region following Tuesday’s storm, including in Warwick, where 10 inches of snowfall were recorded.

In Kent County, Coventry experienced the largest amount of snow at 15 inches. About six inches of that had fallen by 10 a.m. Tuesday:

  West Warwick          17.0   610 PM  3/13  Ham Radio
  Greene                16.0   415 PM  3/13  Trained Spotter
  West Greenwich        16.0   438 PM  3/13  Ham Radio
  Coventry              15.5   727 PM  3/13  NONE
  Warwick               10.0   656 PM  3/13  Trained Spotter
Newport County...
   Middletown             9.5   509 PM  3/13  Trained Spotter
   Portsmouth             9.2   618 PM  3/13  NWS Employee

...Providence County...
   Scituate              22.0   708 PM  3/13  Ham Radio
   North Foster          21.9   452 PM  3/13  Co-Op Observer
   North Smithfield      21.5   718 PM  3/13  Social Media
   Woonsocket            20.0   554 PM  3/13  Ham Radio
   Burrillville          20.0   423 PM  3/13  General Public
   Cumberland            18.5   733 PM  3/13  Social Media
   West Glocester        17.0   717 PM  3/13  Social Media
   Foster                17.0   339 PM  3/13  Social Media
   Cranston              17.0   604 PM  3/13  Ham Radio
   Smithfield            14.3   500 PM  3/13  NONE
   Glocester             13.0   424 PM  3/13  General Public
   Providence            12.3   644 PM  3/13  NWS Employee
   Lincoln               12.2   540 PM  3/13  Trained Spotter
   North Providence      12.0   503 PM  3/13  General Public
   East Providence        9.5   506 PM  3/13  Trained Spotter

...Washington County...
   Rockville             12.0   400 PM  3/13  NONE
   Westerly              12.0   640 PM  3/13  CoCoRaHS


WARWICK — Snow continued to fall late Tuesday afternoon as Warwick Public Schools and the Kent County YMCA announced delayed starts for Wednesday classes, with about 349 homes without power in Warwick.

National Grid reported 13,564 people in the state were without power as of 6 p.m., 3,452 of whom were from Kent County, including Warwick’s reported outages. The bulk of the Kent County outages this time around were reported in Coventry, at 2,678.

The National Weather service, which has a winter storm warning in effect through 8 p.m., predicted the snow would continue through the night, accumulating an additional 1-2 inches through 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, snow is expected to fall between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. before scattered rain showers begin, with little to no accumulation expected.

Rhode Island State Police reported hazardous road conditions had contributed to numerous crashes across the state during the afternoon. Six crashes had been reported from midnight through mid-afternoon, according to State Police. At least seven additional crashes were reported between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Troopers also responded to reports of 19 disabled vehicles, including many that skidded off the roads

“We have been extremely fortunate that no one has been seriously injured as a result of this storm as of this point,” Colonel Ann Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police said. “We are grateful that Rhode Islanders have heeded our warnings to stay off the roads and let the plows do their jobs.”

The heavy wet snow, combined with high winds, continues to cause numerous trees, branches and power lines to fall throughout the state, blocking roads as well as ramps leading to highways.

Traffic in both directions on Route 165 in Exeter remained blocked because of downed power lines on Ten Rod Road at Beach Road, near the Connecticut state lane. A motorist was also trapped inside a car after power lines fell onto the vehicle on Mail Road in Exeter, forcing the driver to remain in the vehicle until crews from National Grid were able to respond.

“This storm is far from over,” Colonel Assumpico said. She encouraged all Rhode Islanders to continue to stay off the roads until the storm has passed and crews from the Department of Transportation have time to clear and treat the roads to make them safe.


Warwick Public Schools1 hour delay/no AM pre-K; Wednesday 3-14-18

Boys and Girls Club – WarwickDelayed 1 hour; AM Care opens at 7:30 am

Kent YMCA-AM Y’s OwlDelayed ; No AM session: Open at 11:30 am

Bridgemark IncClosed Through Tomorrow; Will reopen Thurs 3/15

St Gregory the Great-WarwickNo 8:30am Mass on 3/14/18

St Kevin SchoolDelayed 1 hour

St Rose of Lima SchoolDelayed 1 hour; No AM Daycare; Wednesday

West Bay Comm ActionDelayed 2 hours; delayed opening to 10:30am

West Bay Residential ServicesWB Day Hub & Office delay open 9am; 3/14/18

St Rose & St ClementActivities canceled; No PM Activities; No Lenten Retreat tonight at 7

Rob Borkowski
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