snow storm

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.

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.

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.

NorthEndWaterfront.com / Flickr

Flooding during last week's snowstorm was nowhere near as extreme in Rhode Island and the South Coast as it was in areas like Boston, Scituate and Marshfield. But why? 


Juan Rodriguez

After suspending all service Thursday afternoon because of heavy snow, RIPTA buses returned to the roads on Friday morning. However, some routes continued to experience disruptions. 

Elisabeth Harrison

Grocery stores were busy Wednesday as residents prepared for a snowstorm expected to begin in the early hours of Thursday morning. 

Snow And Rain Blast Northeast; Travel Is Treacherous

Mar 13, 2017
James Baumgartner / RIPR

A wintry mix of rain and snow is falling across Rhode Island. The roads are open, but the RI Dept. of Transportation says there is widespread flooding. The Rhode Island Transit Authority has suspended all service. Most schools are closed, as are state and city offices. 

Rhode Islanders: The Winter Is Coming

Nov 11, 2013
Kristin Gourlay / RIPR

If the National Weather Service is correct, we’re just hours away from the first snowfall of the season.

The National Weather Service is forecasting snow showers to begin Monday and continue through tomorrow morning.  Meteorologist Bill Simpson says an Arctic front is moving into southern New England.

"With that Arctic front there could be some snow showers. It won’t be accumulating but any time you have some snow showers with an Arctic front it could snow pretty hard for a short period of time – just enough to make the roads slippery," said Simpson. 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Mar 8, 2013

RI was largely spared the latest snow storm, but that was not the case for our neighbors in MA and CT.  The state's economy is improving.  These stories and more on the Morning News Podcast.  
Plus this week's guest on Political Roundtable is Woonsocket City Council President John Ward.

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.  news@ripr.org

Snowfall Varies Widely in Small Area

Mar 8, 2013
Providence, RI
Aaron Read / RIPR

The National Weather Service predicts Rhode Island will get another one to two inches of snow Friday.  This is much less than the eight to ten inches which had been initially projected for Thursday and Friday.

Public schools in Rhode Island planned to operate under normal schedules today in spite of the winter weather.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Mar 6, 2013

Another snow storm is on its way.  The new state Board of Education has all its members in place now.  These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.
Plus in this week’s This I Believe—Rhode Island essay, writer and actress Janine Weisman talks about the importance of community.

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.  news@ripr.org

Catherine Welch / RIPR

The snow will get heavier, the winds stronger, and National Grid is working to avoid power outages.

The latest information on cancelations and closures can be found here.

Some towns have parking bans but no public schools are delaying the start of school this morning as snow falls across the state.

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