The third part of the photos readers have been sending us over the duration of the storm.
Yellow Jackets working hard in PPAC Square clearing snow.
Latest updates we have on storm recovery, please share any updates you have in the comments:
First, this from RIEMA, ugh!
The NWS is predicting ½” of rain for all areas Mon. Large amounts of snow saturated w/ water can cause flooding & damage to roofs #StormRI
— Rhode Island EMA (@RhodeIslandEMA) February 10, 2013
With temperatures well below freezing tonight, snow and ice that melted today is refreezing on sidewalks and roadways, use extreme caution on roads and sidewalks overnight and during the morning commute.
City of Providence
Also, Providence Snow Hotline: 680-8080
Further updates from the City:
PROVIDENCE CONDUCTING CITYWIDE INVENTORY OF STREETS TO COMPLETE NEMO CLEANUP PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSED TOMORROW, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11
PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence officials are conducting a block-by-block inventory of every street in the City to determine which secondary roads remain impassable and deploy resources as needed in the wake of Winter Storm Nemo.
More than 90 percent of Providence’s more than 1,800 roads have been plowed. Less than 200 secondary roads still have not been plowed or need further clearing. In many cases, these are dead ends and narrow side streets with a car that remained parked on the street after the parking ban went into effect.
Because of the great amount of snow, clearing side streets has required the deployment of the city’s full inventory of front loaders and other large equipment; plows have not been sufficient to clear narrow residential roads.
The City is also contracting with private vendors that have large equipment. Privately contracted front loaders available to Providence have been limited by the high demand for such equipment across the state.
PROVIDENCE SCHOOLS CANCELED TOMORROW
Providence Public Schools will remain closed tomorrow, Monday, February 11 to allow for continued Nemo cleanup. District offices will remain open and all 12-month employees should report for work.
National Grid reports that the number of households without power in Providence has been reduced to 200 from more than 9,000 yesterday.
A citywide parking ban remains in effect. Vehicles parked on the street will impede plows and emergency vehicles, delaying snow cleanup and posing a public safety risk. Vehicles in violation of the parking ban may be towed.
SNOW ON ROOFTOPS POSES SAFETY RISK
With freezing rain forecast for tomorrow, residents are asked to closely monitor snow accumulation on business and residential buildings. Heavy snow can add stress to structures. Flat, commercial roofs are most vulnerable to stress, but slanted structures may also be susceptible. Residents should take reasonable precautions to monitor their homes and businesses and safely remove snow from roofs as necessary.
TRASH COLLECTION DELAYED
There will be no trash or recycling pickup on Monday in the City of Providence due to Winter Storm Nemo. Residents whose usual garbage collection day is Monday will have their trash and recycling picked up on Tuesday. All trash and recycling pickups for the rest of the week will also be one day later.
If possible, residents are asked to leave trash and recycling bins at the end of their driveways for collection. Trash and recycling cans should not be left in roadways.
OTHER CLOSURES IN THE CITY
The Roger Williams Park Zoo, Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, Botanical Center and Bank of America Skating Center will be closed tomorrow.
Last part of my morning walk in the snow. From Downcity up Broadway and back to Atwells.
Crews removing massive amounts if snow from around The Dunk.
There was this giant snow pile on Eddy Street, then I went to Kennedy Plaza, then I got coffee.
This set is crossing Route 95 to check out conditions Downcity.
Internet is down here at Greater City Providence. Lucky for us we still have power and heat. So, I’m posting from my phone, lets see how that goes.
I took an epic amount of photos (and a few videos) and am going to split them up a bit. Here goes day after post number one.
Whoops! Published that too quick. Wait, I’m adding more!
Church bells and blizzard. Just after this, the screen fell out of my window.
I went out in the snow… for a minute. My goodness it is crazy out. Update on the Atwells Avenue gas leak, they are still working, Atwells is still closed.
I walked around downtown for a little bit around 1pm this afternoon and took a few photos. Share your storm photos with us in our Flickr Group.
Amtrak Northeast Service Advisories.
BREAKING: Gov Chafee has restricted travel on I-95, I-195, I-295, RI 146, RI 24 starting at 5pm. #snowRI
— Ted Nesi (@tednesi) February 8, 2013
Travel bans go into effect in Massachusetts and Connecticut Friday at 4pm. Authorized personnel only on roadways.
Service NYP to BOS disrupted 2/8 due to predicted winter storm. Some connecting services also impacted. Details at amtrak.com.
— Amtrak Northeast (@AmtrakNEC) February 7, 2013
National Grid Power Outage Map
Report an Outage: 1-800-465-1212
For text alerts send STORM to NGRID (64743)
Please be advised that cars left on the road in PVD will be towed. Just one car left on a street can keep it from being plowed. #PVDsnow
— Angel Taveras (@Angel_Taveras) February 8, 2013
— Rhode Island EMA (@RhodeIslandEMA) February 8, 2013
State of Emergency declared in Rhode Island.
Blizzard Warning 6am Friday to 1pm Saturday.
The short message about tomorrow (and Saturday, and probably Sunday too) is STAY HOME!
Of course, I’m planning to go to work for a while Friday, so practice what I preach, not so much.
What you need to know.
This police officer on her phone in her cruiser was no help to me as I was forced to play a real life game of Frogger crossing Atwells and Dean this morning when the traffic lights were out due to the storm.
The officer at Atwells and the Service Road was only slightly more helpful.
Here are some snowy sidewalk pics that illustrate the not-my-job mindset. I am glad the long sidewalk along North Burial Ground on North Main Street has been getting plowed lately, although when the snow is deep enough to bog down their little tractor, they simply fuggedaboutit. But how hard would it be to drive that little tractor a few yards farther along and clear the traffic island at Cemetary Street?
On a side note, this intersection is a fine example of inappropriate high-speed design. Oh yeah, there is a stop sign, but most drivers scoot right on through and merge into N. Main at full speed, with heads turned left to check approaching traffic as if they were at a highway on-ramp instead of a crosswalk. Also, note how the sidewalk on the traffic island is where the plow driver who clears the lawyer’s lot dumps snow.
I guess it a dead-serious matter of turf and good fences between Parks Dept and Public Works, (or RIDOT? Or the Feds? N Main is US 1, you know) that keeps the Parks Dept. tractor from plowing all the way to Branch Ave. It might take 90 seconds and cause huge paperwork and budget issues.
Yes, yes, the law says you have 8 hours until after the first light after it stops snowing to clear your sidewalk, blah, blah, blah… But, there is the law, and then there is sensibility and being a good neighbor.
Of course, I had no doubt, even though they are not open, and not required to do so, per usual, Angelo’s sidewalk is clear. It always is, it is like the sunrise, you know it will happen. This is an example of being a good neighbor and a good business person. This simple act creates amazing goodwill from me for Angelo’s.
Up the block, The Old Canteen has been really good with the few snowfalls we’ve had this winter. That plow pulling out of the lot, the driver of that plow is the one who shoveled the sidewalk, I watched him finish up, put his shovel in his truck, and leave. Old Canteen obviously has an arrangement for both their parking lot and their sidewalks to be clear; satisfying the needs of their customers in cars and on foot obviously makes good business sense.
I went out for a walk last night during the storm. Here are some of the photos I took.
These are some of the snow photos our readers shared in our Flickr Group. Add yours and we’ll post them here too.