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 Schools: 1 hour delay/no AM pre-K; Wednesday 3-14-18
Boys and Girls Club – Warwick: Delayed 1 hour; AM Care opens at 7:30 am
Kent YMCA-AM Y’s Owl: Delayed ; No AM session: Open at 11:30 am
Bridgemark Inc: Closed Through Tomorrow; Will reopen Thurs 3/15
St Gregory the Great-Warwick: No 8:30am Mass on 3/14/18
St Kevin School: Delayed 1 hour
St Rose of Lima School: Delayed 1 hour; No AM Daycare; Wednesday
West Bay Comm Action: Delayed 2 hours; delayed opening to 10:30am
West Bay Residential Services: WB Day Hub & Office delay open 9am; 3/14/18
St Rose & St Clement: Activities canceled; No PM Activities; No Lenten Retreat tonight at 7
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