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8:01 am
Wed February 2, 2011

Another storm hits RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Forecasters say a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected to continue across the state, but the worst of the snowfall totals have already passed.

The National Weather Service says snow and sleet are expected this morning, but warm air is expected to move in and begin to turn that to freezing rain and even rain.

Meteorologist Matt Doody says parts of northern Rhode Island could see up to five inches of snow, with less forecast for coastal areas. But he says it looks like the heaviest totals are behind us.


Doody says the storm is forecast to taper off quickly overnight.


Meanwhile, State Police are urging Rhode Islanders to drive cautiously this morning if they need to be out on the roads.


Lieutenant Kevin Hawkins says troopers responded to dozens of accidents yesterday and today though none have been serious. He says roads are passable but slick.

Hawkins says local police have responded to more than 20 accidents across the state since last night. He says drivers should give themselves more time than usual if they need to be out on the road.

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