Winter Storm Hits Rhode Island

Feb 17, 2013

Just as the snow from last week’s blizzard was starting to melt away, revealing pavement on most roads and sidewalks, Rhode Islanders woke up Sunday to even more snow.

A team of snow plows scrape down Providence streets on Sunday.
Credit Catherine Welch

Forecasters predict between 6 to 8 inches of snow for Rhode Island, and up to 8 inches to fall by Sunday night in Boston. While southern New Hampshire and central Massachusetts could see less snow.

Streets around Rhode Island were buried under inches of a slushy mix.  In Providence, Haley White was out driving in it. She says she thought the roads would be easier to navigate, “it kinda sucks a little bit, you slide around, your brakes don’t work very well.”

The storm also is packing strong winds with guest expected to reach 55 mph in Rhode Island.

Maine is expected to see the worst of the winter storm, forecasters say it could get up to 10 inches of snow and winds reaching 60 mph.

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