[Summit] Mid-day Storm Updates Fri. 5 Feb.: RIPTA, MBTA, JCC, Weather Service (2016 Vol. 2, bulletin 2)

David Kolsky davidjkolsky at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 5 13:37:20 CST 2016

Here are some recently-posted updates about transit, weather reports and, the Jewish Community Center/Jewish Alliance.

Another Republican debate will be broadcast on ABC (Channel 6) at 8 p.m. Saturday night, and Super Bowl L on CBS (12) at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

On Monday morning, RIPTA will divert some downtown stops and routes to accommodate the funeral procession of the late Mayor Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci, Jr, after his lying-in-state at City Hall on Saturday and Sunday (noon to 6 p.m.)  See below.

Have a good weekend,



2. MBTA & commuter rail
3. JCC/Jewish Alliance
4. National Weather Service


¶ 1. RIPTA 

(a)  Service has been suspended today on Route 49, serving Camp Street and Miriam Hospital. 

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced that five routes are on detour on Friday, February 5, 2016 due to winter weather conditions. Routes 14, 27, 49, 64 and 87 are currently on detour.   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.

The safety of our employees and passengers is RIPTA’s top priority. RIPTA apologizes for the inconvenience and asks for the public’s understanding as we work around to maintain service during this storm. Details at


(b)  The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will detour twelve bus routes and relocate bus stops in the Providence area to accommodate funeral services for former Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr.  Routes 1, 3, 6, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 30, 31, 92 and the R-Line will be detoured beginning at 5:00am until 9:00am on Monday, February 8, 2016.   RIPTA Bus Stops A, B, C, D, and E will be temporarily relocated to Exchange Terrace. More details at:



¶ 2. Commuter Rail and MBTA (Mass. Bay Transportation Auth.)

(a) The Providence-Stoughton line is now operating on its regular schedule


(b) Other MBTA local and commuter adjustments below (e.g. Red and Green lines moved to buses by power outages):



¶ 3.  Jewish Alliance/Jewish Community Center

(401 Elmgrove Avenue, facing Brown Stadium & Nathan Bishop)

Due to deteriorating travel conditions, J-Fitness will be closing at 2:00pm with the pool closing at 1:30. Alliance offices are closed as of noon.  

For the most recent updates on closings and delays, please visit the http://www.jewishallianceri.org homepage. 

These decisions are made with your safety and the safety of our staff in mind. 


¶ 4. National Weather Service reports

>From its Boston office:

(a) Current forecast discussions


(b) Local snowfall reports after 10:30 a.m. ranged from 2.2 inches in Narragansett through 3.5 " in North Providence to 7 " in Burrillville


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