From Mayor Elorza:
I want to reach out as yet another snow storm arrives in Providence this evening. Six to fourteen inches of snow is expected by tomorrow.
Here are steps we are taking to prepare for the storm:
- A citywide parking ban begins at 2:00 a.m. tomorrow, Sunday, February 15 and will remain in effect until further notice. We urge everyone to comply with the parking ban, so crews can plow our streets. Cars parked on the street once the parking ban is in effect will be ticketed and towed.
- We also ask residents and businesses to shovel their sidewalks so people can safely get around our city. This is an important public safety concern. The City has begun giving fines to those who still have not cleared snow from the sidewalk in front of their home or business.
- Trash and recycling collection will continue on a holiday schedule, with a one day delay.
This winter has brought historic snow to Providence and we have been working around the clock to make every road passable and widen our busiest corridors. We’ve moved truckloads of snow to empty parcels throughout the city and we will continue to clear the snow long after the storm passes.
There is no challenge we cannot overcome when we come together as a community. So to everyone who lives, works and does business in Providence – thank you.
Thank you for your patience and perseverance as we continue to make it through this historic winter, and thank you for all you do for Providence.