- Closings / Parking Bans
- Providence non-emergency: (401) 680-8080 – Emergencies Only call 911
- Providence Emergency Managment Agency – Twitter: @PEMA591
- Mayor Elorza Twitter: @Jorge_Elorza
- Providence Police Twitter: @PvdPublicSafety
- Rhode Island Emergency Managment Agency
- National Grid Outage Map – Twitter: @nationalgridus
- National Grid Report an Outage
- National Grid Emergency (RI & MA): (800) 465-1212
- Amtrak Service Alerts
- RIPTA Winter Weather Information – Twitter: @RIPTA_RI
- RightWeather Live Blog
- MBTA to resume service Wednesday morning, expect delays.
- RIPTA buses will start operating Wednesday at 8am as road conditions allow. Expect delays and diversions, check their website for updates.
- Providence Parking Ban ends at 6am Wednesday.
- Providence Schools closed Wednesday.
- No trash/recycling collection in Providence Wednesday, regular service resumes Thursday.
Mon., Jan. 26 – 10pm: Update from the City of Providence:
Providence City Offices Closed Tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
Garbage and recycling collection canceled for Tuesday and Wednesday – Mayor Elorza activates Corporate Emergency Access System
PROVIDENCE, RI – Due to the severe winter storm, Providence City offices will be closed during regular business hours on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Non-essential employees should not report for work.
City Hall and all City offices are expected to reopen during regular business hours on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.
Garbage and recycling pickup in Providence is canceled for tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 27, and Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The collection schedule is not being changed. Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s trash and recycling will be collected next Tuesday and Wednesday. Residents with Tuesday and Wednesday pick-ups are advised not to put their garbage and recycling cans out until next week on their usual pickup day.
A citywide parking ban remains 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.
In the event of an emergency, always dial 911. Residents are advised that 911 emergency responders may be delayed during the storm. 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 or PEMA.
For non-emergencies, a snow hotline is available to Providence residents at 401-680-8080.
All afterschool and evening activities for Providence Public Schools are canceled Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. City Recreation Centers will be closed Tuesday.
“This is going to be a long and intense storm with frigid temperatures and high winds through the night,” Mayor Elorza said. “We urge residents to stay safe. If you see a person or a family in need, please do what you can to either lend a helping hand or notify the City. When we all pull together, we are capable of overcoming any challenge.”
SERVICE ALERT::Route 11 & 60:: In an effort to comply with the midnight travel ban instituted tonight by Governor Raimondo, the following trips will not run tonight:
#11 – Broad City Line N/B Trip at 12:30 AM (the last North Bound trip on the #11 line will be at 12:10 AM)
#60 – Providence/Newport O/B Trip at 12:05 AM (the last Out Bound trip on the #60 line will be at 11:05 PM)