blizzard en What's Open, What's Closed Due to Snowstorms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Real-time updates for weather-related school, road and event closings! &nbsp;A service provided by the&nbsp;</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">RI Broadcasters Association</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and Rhode Island Public Radio.</span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:22:20 +0000 Aaron Read & James Baumgartner 27106 at What's Open, What's Closed Due to Snowstorms Heavy Snowfalls Straining Municipal Budgets <p>The agencies responsible for keeping the roads clear in Rhode Island are having a challenging winter.</p><p></p><p>Providence’s Public Works Director, William Bombard, described this winter’s snowfall as above average, but says Providence still has plenty of resources to face any further storms.</p><p>“The numbers are, we’re about $800,000 into a $1.8 million budget, not counting the most recent storm," said Bombard.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:38:24 +0000 Benjamin Becker 29246 at Heavy Snowfalls Straining Municipal Budgets Snow Falling On RI, Turning To Sleet <p>Meteorologists predict Wednesday’s storm will be quick and hard hitting. Glenn Field with the National Weather Service said the snow will hit around 4:00 am and start coming down hard during the morning commute, “maybe one to perhaps two inches per hour, for about four or five hours during that rush hour period,” said Field.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>A list of closings and parking bans </strong><a href="">can be found here</a>.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:40:54 +0000 Catherine Welch 28629 at Snow Falling On RI, Turning To Sleet Rhode Islanders: The Winter Is Coming <p>If the National Weather Service is correct, we’re just hours away from the first snowfall of the season.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The National Weather Service is forecasting snow showers to begin Monday and continue through tomorrow morning.&nbsp; Meteorologist Bill Simpson says an Arctic front is moving into southern New England.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:26:50 +0000 Flo Jonic 24616 at Rhode Islanders: The Winter Is Coming Digging out: life returns to normal, for some <p>Rhode Islanders are emerging from a blizzard that sent two feet of snow and hurricane-force winds, grinding Rhode Island to a halt.&nbsp; But life isn’t entirely back to normal for everyone.</p><p>Many Rhode Island communities <em>have</em> sprung back to life. Stepping out of the rain in downtown Providence, Craig Ellerby says he thinks <em>this</em> city got back on its feet quickly.</p><p>“They anticipated this stuff coming, so they had time to prepare for it," he said. "So they had a head start on the situation before it got here, which was a big plus.”</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:28:38 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 10166 at Digging out: life returns to normal, for some Friday, February 8, 2013 <p>RI braces for a record-making blizzard.&nbsp; Lawmakers are considering ways to help former convicts find jobs after release.&nbsp;&nbsp; These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.&nbsp; Plus the guest on this week's Political Roundtable is Senator Harold Metts.</p><p></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:06:45 +0000 Lydia Rogers 10020 at