nor'easter

Sam Kopper

After dire warnings about accumulating snow, dangerous driving conditions, wind and power outages, schools closed across Rhode Island (except for Pawtucket, the only district that got this one right) and state offices shut down.

Then we waited. And waited, and waited.

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service said the snowstorm heading this way will bring the potential for more power outages because of tree limbs weakened by the last three storms in just a few short weeks.

John Bender

On the West Side of Providence, streets were mainly quiet as snow fell and wind howled through the trees. Many businesses shut down, and plenty of residents stayed warm and dry indoors. But the sidewalks were scattered with more than a dozen snowblowers and shovelers.

Avory Brookins

Many high school students take the time to tour colleges a year before graduation. However, as roads, businesses, and schools are closed across Rhode Island due to the weather that was not the case.

First The Storm, Now The Cleanup... Again

Mar 13, 2018
John Bender

The third winter storm this month knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents and businesses, closed schools and state offices, and dropped more than foot of snow in some parts of Rhode Island and the South Coast. Blizzard conditions were confirmed in some areas, including Newport.

Lynn Arditi / RIPR

As of Wednesday morning, National Grid had restored to power to many customers in Rhode Island and the South Coast who lost it during the storm. After a high of more than 27,000 homes and businesses in the dark, the utility reported just 4,439 still lacked power in Rhode Island by 10 a.m.

National Weather Service

With at least a foot of snow expected by Tuesday afternoon, emergency management officials said residents should resist the urge to hop in their cars for the usual morning commute.

The second nor'easter of March is wrapping up, but as it arrived Wednesday evening it brought gifts of snow and more power outages. According to the National Weather Service, Burrillville, in the northwest corner of the state, won the snow jackpot by getting over a foot of snow. However, areas along the coast of Rhode Island received just a mix of rain and snow.

Lynn Arditi / RIPR

At the peak, nearly 150,000 customers in Rhode Island were without power. The vast majority were restored by Monday morning.