UPDATE 11:17 p.m., March 14:
Four minor accidents have been reported across the state as the storm continues to intensify, but no injuries and no major incidents have been reported as of 11 a.m. Troopers also have had to assist a motorist whose car was off the road.
Several inches of snow have been reported across much of the state, and snowfall and wind speeds have steadily increased. Slippery roads are creating dangerous driving conditions throughout the region.
UPDATE 9:47 p.m., March 14:
Snow and slippery travel conditions were reported throughout the state early this morning, but traffic was light and no major incidents have occurred as of 9 a.m., according to Rhode Island State Police.
Colonel Ann Assumpico, Superintendent of State Police and Director of Public Safety, urged motorists to stay off the roads if possible to allow highway crews to clear the roads as the storm intensifies.
A few additional school cancellations were reported Tuesday morning:
- Johnson and Wales Univ: Tues. Classes/Activities Cancelled//Essential Personnel Only
- NE Inst. of Technology: All campuses closed on Tuesday 3/14//staff do not report
WARWICK, RI — Warwick Public Schools, Bishop Hendricken and many private schools are cancelled Tuesday and a parking ban as residents prepare under the cloud of a winter storm warning of a possible 10 to 16 inches of snow set to begin after 5 a.m. and last into the evening.
Mayor Scott Avedisian’s office sent a release to local media this afternoon asking residents to stay off the roads Tuesday except in cases of emergency, and apprised citizens of a parking ban that will go into effect at midnight in advance of the storm, remaining in effect until further notice. Cars left on the street will be towed at owner’s expense, according to the Mayor’s office.
Thayer Arena and McDermott Pool will be closed on Tuesday. The Pilgrim Senior Center will be closed, and there will be no Transwick bus service. Warwick Public Schools have canceled classes and all activities.
Trash pickup is also canceled for Tuesday, March 14th and will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.
The National Weather Service forecast predicts areas of blowing snow between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., with a high near 34. The storm will also be windy during that period, with a northeast wind 18 to 23 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon.
The bulk of snowfall is expected before 3 p.m., with the possibility of rain, snow, and sleet likely before 9 p.m., then a chance of snow and sleet between 9 and 10 p.m., then a chance of snow after 10 p.m.
Snow you don’t want lying around the next three days should be cleared immediately, as the temperatures will drop from 27 to 17 degrees Wednesday night, from 30 to 16 degrees Thursday night, then 34 degrees Friday before rising to a high of 40 on Saturday.
For updates and closings, the Mayor’s office advised residents to check the city’s website.
Warwick Public Schools: Closed Tomorrow; No PM Activities; Admin Offices Closed
West Bay Collaborative: Closed Tomorrow; All locations are closed.
J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center: Closed Tomorrow; Res. staff report as scheduled
Sargent Rehabilitation Center: Closed Tuesday, March 14
Bishop Hendricken HS: Closed Tomorrow
St Kevin School: Closed Tomorrow
St Peter School: Closed Tomorrow
St Rose of Lima School: Closed Tomorrow
EXcel Realty School: Closed Tomorrow; Cancel Classes; Warwick
RI Assoc Realtors: Closed Through Tomorrow; Cancel Classes
NE Inst. of Technology: All campuses closed on Tuesday 3/14; staff do not report
Real Estate Institute of Rhode Island: Cancel Classes; No AM/PM Classes
Boys and Girls Club – Warwick: Closed Tomorrow
Building Blocks Child Care: Closed Tomorrow
Busy B’s Academy: Closed Tomorrow
Buttonwoods School: Closed Tomorrow
C.H.I.L.D. Inc.: Closed Tomorrow
Crayons Early Care and Education Ctr Inc: Closed Tomorrow
Greenwood Montessori School: Closed Tomorrow
Kent YMCA School’s Out-Warwick: Closed Tomorrow
Kent YMCA-AM Y’s Owl: Closed Tomorrow
Kent YMCA-PM Y’s Owl: Closed Tomorrow
Liddle Tots II Teen: Closed Tomorrow
Lighthouse Preschool: Closed Tomorrow
Lit’l Red Hen Preschool-KG: Closed Tomorrow
Precious Angels Child Ctr: Closed Tomorrow; March 14th
Progressive Learning: Closed Tomorrow; 3/14/17
Stork’s Nest Child Acad-Wwk: Closed Tomorrow
Tender Hearts: Closed Tomorrow; Will update as warranted
The Learning Garden: Closed Tomorrow
Totally Kids Child Care: Closed Tomorrow
West Bay Comm Action Child Care Center: Closed Tomorrow; Cancel All Shifts
Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England: Closed Tomorrow
Ocean State Ctr for Independent Living: Closed Tomorrow; 3/14
RI Chapter American Parkinson: Portsmouth mtg cancelled 3/15
West Bay Comm Action: Closed Tomorrow
YMCA Kent County: Open Tuesday 5 to 8 a.m.
Warwick Pilgrim Senior Center: Closed Tuesday, March 14; No Transwick Bus services
Addiction Recovery Institute – Warwick: WILL BE CLOSED ON 3/14; BRING LOCK BOX MONDAY
Anchor Medical-Warwick: Office closed Tues 3/14/17; Check back regarding Wed 3/15
Bridgemark Inc: Closed Tuesday 3/14. ; Will open at 12:00PM Wednesday
Cornerstone Adult Services- All Locations: Closed Tomorrow
Dr. Joseph Grande – Pilgrim Park Phyns.: Closed Tomorrow
Neuro Health: Closed Tomorrow
RI Blood Ctr – Warwick Ctr.: Closed Tomorrow; and mobile drives cancelled.
Substance Use & Mental Hlth Leadership Council: Closed Tomorrow; Cancel Classes; Class cancelled 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
St Peter’s Office of Relig. Ed.: No CCD Classes; No PM Classes; No CCD Grades 6 & 8th-3/14/17
St Gregory the Great-Warwick: No morning Mass, Offices are closed; No CCD Classes Tues& Wed
St Timothy – Warwick: March 14 – No 8 a.m. Mass ; Office,Chapel Closed, No Mtgs.
Carolyn Dutra Dance Studios: No Morning Classes; Afternoon classes TBA by 12pm
Coutu Bros Moving & Storage: Closed Tomorrow; all moves cancelled
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