[Summit] Snowstorm 5 bulletin 1: Parking ban, trash normal, schools & transit

David Kolsky davidjkolsky at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 2 01:53:46 CST 2015

Some of this comes a little bit late because I thought this would be one of our lesser (now almost-routine) storms until I saw the 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. news.

If March roars in like a lion, let's hope it leaves like a lamb.



1. Providence parking ban & trash pickup
2. Gov. Raimondo's advisory
3. Public Transit (RIPTA & MBTA)
4. Parking Bans in nearby towns
5. School & Library closings & delays

¶ 1. Providence bans parking after midnight; trash pickup normal

Citywide Parking Ban in Effect at Midnight on Monday, Mar. 2, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced a citywide parking ban due to a storm that is expected to bring up to 7 inches of snow starting Sunday evening, continuing into Monday morning.

The citywide parking ban will go into effect at 12:01AM on Monday, March 2 and remain in effect until further notice. Residents with overnight parking passes are advised that they cannot park on the street during the duration of the citywide parking ban. All vehicles parked on the street in violation of the citywide parking ban will be ticketed and towed to ensure that roadways can be plowed.

The Department of Public Works has prepared all equipment and personnel to respond to the storm and will begin pretreating roadways during the afternoon on Sunday.

Garbage and recycling collection will proceed as scheduled but may experience delays due to slow morning travel. Residents are reminded not to put garbage and recycling bins in streets or locations that will interfere with plowing or travel.

Travelers are encouraged to use caution. Per state law, drivers of motor vehicles shall not enter an intersection whether or not any traffic signal is green unless there is sufficient space in the roadway to move completely through the intersection. Violators are subject to fines.

Residents with snow related concerns can contact the City's snow hotline at 680-8080. Residents experiencing power outages should contact National Grid at 800-322-3223. Individuals are warned never to touch downed power lines and report downed lines to National Grid. In the event of an emergency always dial 911.


¶ 2. Gov. Raimondo's advisory

Raimondo Reminds Rhode Islanders to Prepare for Messy Monday Morning Commute

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - With more snow expected to fall steadily throughout the evening and overnight tonight, Governor Gina M. Raimondo reminded Rhode Islanders to take caution on the roads.

"As our state continues to face more snow and winter weather, I want to remind everyone again to please use caution on the roads," Raimondo said. "The snow is expected to fall steadily tonight across the state, so the roads will be messy and potentially dangerous for the morning commute. Please stay off the roads this evening if you don't need to be outside, and plan for extra time to get to work tomorrow."

"As with every storm, I also want to remind Rhode Islanders to check on neighbors and loved ones and make sure they are prepared with what they need to stay safe and warm," Raimondo added.

Across Rhode Island, snow totals are expected to range from three to four inches of heavy, wet snow in the coastal sections of the state, up to four to eight inches in the southern sections. This is predicted to be a fast-moving system, with snow stopping by the Monday morning commute.

The Governor is in touch with state agencies, National Grid, and the Red Cross. As always, Rhode Islanders should monitor social media and the news media for continued updates:

• @GinaRaimondo

• @RhodeIslandEMA

• @RIDOTNews

• @RIStatePolice

• @nationalgridus

• @NWS

Additional Information & Safety Reminders:

• Remember: Do NOT call 911 to report a power outage. Contact National Grid at 1-800-465-1212.

• When shoveling, remember to take frequent breaks to avoid overexertion.

• Keep fire hydrants clear of snow.

• Check on your neighbors and loved ones to make sure they are prepared for cold weather and snow.

• Make sure generators are operated away from the home and in a well-ventilated area to avoid the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

• Plan long trips carefully, listening to the news/media for the latest weather forecasts and road conditions.

• Make an emergency supply kit for your vehicle, in addition to the emergency supply kit for your home. Include a shovel, jumper cables, and a bag of sand.

• Keep your gas tank full.

• Install good winter tires with adequate tread.

• Check your windshield wiper fluid.

Related links

Department or agency: Office of the Governor

Online: http://www.governor.ri.gov

Release date: 03-01-2015


¶ 3. Transit (RIPTA & MBTA)



With a winter storm expected to bring 4 to 8 inches of snow to the state Sunday night through Monday morning, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is advising passengers to please be prepared for delays and detours on Monday, March 2, 2015.

Passengers are encouraged to check http://www.RIPTA.com for updates throughout the day. Riders may expect some delays on all routes due to weather conditions and are advised to use extreme caution at bus stops due to decreased visibility and slippery conditions.

Passengers are strongly advised to monitor news reports, check www.RIPTA.com and RIPTA’s social media outlets (Facebook @RideRIPTA, Twitter @RIPTA_RI) for service advisory updates. RIPTA urges passengers to sign up for electronic News Updates at http://www.ripta.com/detours-news; RIPTA will e-mail system disruption notices to passengers on this distribution list.

©2015 RIPTA | 705 Elmwood Ave.| Providence, RI | 02907 


(Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, including commuter rail)

See details of both current changes and the T's schedule for recovering from February's storms at: http://www.mbta.com/winter/

¶ 4. Nearby parking bans today

(As of 2 a.m.; check http://www.turnto10.com/category/256735/closings-and-delays under "RI Police" for updates, additions and ends to bans)

Central Falls
East Providence
North Providence

¶ 5. School and Library closings & delays

(As of 2 a.m)

For updates, additional closings and delayed openings, see http://www.turnto10.com/category/256735/closings-and-delays

You can also check the following local news sites:
http://www.wpri.com (12 & 64)

Closed Monday:

Providence Community Library

Providence Public Schools (except for Central Office admin. staff)
Pawtucket  Public Schools

Lincoln School
Moses Brown School
Mary C. Wheeler School

French-American School
Bradley School
Community Prep School
Montessori Children's House
School One

Achievement First
Blackstone Academy
International Charter School
Paul Cuffee School
Trinity Academy

Blessèd Sacrament School
St Patrick's School
St Raphael's

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