News

Feb 18, 2014

North Smithfield


Due to the number of snowstorms and the increased demand throughout the region, neither the Town nor the State has salt enough for street preparation for this storm and storms going forward.

Category: News Room
Posted by: Craig

Road Conditions

Due to the number of snowstorms and the increased demand throughout the region, neither the Town nor the State has salt enough for street preparation for this storm and storms going forward.
 
I wanted to alert you to this as our DPW staff and trucks attempt to clear the roads during and after this storm.
 
We will be using SAND, not SALT.  You will be able to see the difference in the road conditions.  Using salt to pre-treat roads helps melt snow and ice resulting in a much better road surface.
 
Please be extremely careful when traveling town and state roads and have patience with winter conditions this time.  We are awaiting notification from the state on a salt delivery that will come to the port of Providence. We do not know when it will arrive.
 
I will let you know as soon as I find out.
 
Thanks and be safe.