News

Feb 9, 2013

Woonsocket


Winter storm “Nemo” has deposited snow totals that range from 18”-24” locally.  Blizzard conditions will subside this morning.  An additional 2” of snow will fall this morning.

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Winter storm “Nemo” has deposited snow totals that range from 18”-24” locally.  Blizzard conditions will subside this morning.  An additional 2” of snow will fall this morning.

Trash pick up is canceled until Monday.  All trash and recycle bins should be removed from curbside.

The City’sEMERGENCY Parking Ban lasts through 12 pm on Sunday, 2.10.13 and officials are considering extending that timeline.  Police will continue to  aggressively TICKET and TOW all violators. 

Emergency management urges all residents to remain at home.  Pedestrian and vehicular traffic will be dangerous to themselves and will hinder snow clearing operations. Report any power outages to National Grid’s customer outage line, 1.800.322.3223.  Stay home during the storm and off the roadways.

The City’s DPW is working at 50% capacity due to equipment failure; the City is in IMMEDIATE need for private snow plow contractors.  Any interested party should call DPW at 401.767.8883.  It is estimated that the snow removal will take several days to complete.

Woonsocketonly has 108 National Grid customers without power; there are 18,500 customer accounts inWoonsocket.  National Grid will systematically repair service, there is no estimated time to repair.  The Regional Shelter inCumberlandhas NOT been opened by Red Cross. 

Police and Fire report normal operations and are moderately hindered by the snow amounts.