Providence storm prep: Friday commute "impossible"

Feb 7, 2013

Providence officials are preparing for what the National Weather Service says could be a historic snow storm.

The weather can change in an instant, of course. But officials are bracing for a whopper of a snowstorm starting tomorrow and lasting through Saturday afternoon. We could see winds up to 60 miles an hour by late Friday, coastal flooding, even thunder and lightning according to some reports.

Providence emergency management officials are warning people to stay off the roads during the storm, especially Friday evening when they say the commute could be next to impossible. They’re asking businesses to be flexible about letting employees go home early. And they’re warning everyone to be prepared for possible power outages. Lots of events have been canceled in advance of the storm, so check ahead if you have plans.

See these tips for staying safe and informed from the Providence Emergency Management Agency.

Find links for the latest closings, delays, outages, and more from the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency here.