UPDATE: 6 p.m: East Providence Public Schools have canceled classes for Wednesday.
Snow Blows into East Providence
3:48 p.m.: The City of East Providence has issued a parking ban, in effect since 3 p.m. this afternoon, till further notice. Cancelations have begun coming in as the snow starts to fall, including this evening's City Council meeting:
- East Providence Adult GED: No classes.
- RI Phil Music School: CLOSED All day & evening activities; All Locations
- St Mary's Bay View: After School Activities Cancelled
- Plumbers/Pipefitters Local 51 Training: Cancel Classes; No PM Classes
- MTTI: No PM Classes
- The Chorus of East Providence: Will Not Meet; No Rehearsal; on Tuesday
- East Providence Senior Center: Closed Tomorrow
- First Baptist Church in East Providence: No Bible Study; No Bible Study 1/21 ; Due to Storm
Update - 2:17 p.m.: After-school activities and CTC Adult Ed classes are canceled today in East Providence in advance of a snowstorm this afternoon.
That snowstorm will be a little more intense than earlier predicted. Snow forecasts predicting 5-10 inches, with snowfall to start this afternoon, have been bumped up to a foot for much of the state:
Snow Projections Bumped Up Again
There's a winter storm watch in effect for the state, with 5-10 inches expected to start falling early this afternoon.
Stay posted to East Providence Patch's Storm Center updates for the latest news on the weather and cancelations:
Clear Snow Off Sidewalks in 24 Hours
Keep an eye on updated weather conditions with the EP Patch Weather Page.
Storm Watch Issued As Snow Approaches
Snow Storm Expected to Hit Region
A gentle reminder: BE CAREFUL! Snowblowers can be dangerous. Police and fire departments always seem to have to respond to snowblower injuries.For other updates on weather and storm news (and more!), follow East Providence Patch on Facebook and Twitter or sign-up for our e-mail newsletter.
Customers Urged to Keep in Touch
In addition to Outage Central, National Grid offers a number of ways for customers to report outages or learn about restoration efforts and important safety information. Here’s how:
Outage reporting hotline – Rhode Island customers should call 1-800-465-1212 to report an outage.
Text messages – Customers can receive text message alerts and updates through a free service the company offers. Text the word STORM to NGRID (64743) to sign up for the service.
National Grid uses social media – Facebook and Twitter – to communicate with customers about service issues and interruptions during storms.
E-mail alerts are also available to customers who create an online profile on the company’s website. All alert services can be started and stopped at the customer’s request.
Customers can use their mobile devices to track outage information and storm related safety tips through National Grid’s new mobile site that can be accessed at nationalgrid.com.