Slippery roads and school delays

Jan 16, 2013

Early morning snow in downtown Providence
Credit Lydia Rogers

(PROVIDENCE, RI) There are many delayed openings for local schools this morning.  And there is no school for Foster-Glocester.  For a complete list click here.

Prepare for a slippery, snowy commute this morning according to National Weather Service meteorologist Stephanie Dunten.   She says the amount of snow will vary through-out the state.  She expects the Providence area will get two-to-four inches of snow.

“I would say the northwest portion of the state will probably receive the most snow, closer to 4 inches, maybe isolated amounts of 5 inches.”

Dunten says the National Weather Service has a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 3 this afternoon. 

“We issued mainly for Providence and most of Rhode Island just because the snow will affect the morning commute and we want to urge that motorists to use caution when traveling this morning.”

Snow is expected to taper off about mid-morning followed by rain and sleet until mid-afternoon.

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