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Providence Citywide Parking Ban Ends at 12PM
Providence Public School afterschool activities canceled; Recreation centers closed today
PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence's citywide parking ban will end at 12PM today, Friday, January 3, 2014.
CANCELLATIONS AND CLOSURES
As announced yesterday, all Providence Public School afterschool activities scheduled for today are canceled.
All Providence recreation centers are closed today.
The following venues in Roger Williams Park are closed today to the public and will reopen tomorrow, Saturday, January 4, 2014:
• The Museum of Natural History
• The Zoo
• The Botanical Center
• The Carousel
Garbage and recycling collection will not take place today, Friday, January 3, 2014. If your regular trash pickup day is Thursday, your trash will be picked up tomorrow, Saturday, January 4, 2014. If your regular trash pickup day is Friday, your trash will be picked up on Monday, January 6, 2014.
Trash pickup will be delayed by one day next week:
• Monday pickup will be Tuesday
• Tuesday pickup will be Wednesday
• Wednesday pickup will be Thursday
• Thursday pickup will be Friday
• Friday pickup will be Saturday
The regular trash pickup schedule will resume on Monday, January 13, 2014.
City Hall is open today, Friday, January 3. However, Providence Municipal Court is closed today.
RESIDENTS URGED TO TAKE CAUTION DURING DANGEROUSLY COLD TEMPERATURES; KEEP PETS INDOORS; CHECK ON ELDERLY NEIGHBORS
Exposure to extreme cold weather can cause hypothermia and frostbite. If you suspect a person is suffering from frostbite or hypothermia, bring him or her someplace warm and seek medical help immediately. Symptoms include:
• Hypothermia: includes slurred speech, sluggishness, confusion, dizziness, shallow breathing, unusual behavior, and slow, irregular heartbeat
• Frostbite: includes gray, white or yellow skin discoloration, numbness, and waxy feeling skin
Cold weather tips:
• Dress in layers, as they provide better insulation and warmth
• Wear a hat or hood to keep heat from escaping the body
• Keep your pets inside
• Check on your elderly neighbors
Property owners are required to remove snow and ice from sidewalks, catch basins, fire hydrants and pedestrian ramps adjacent to their property within 8 hours after snow stops falling. Residents are asked to take care not to shovel snow onto roadways after streets have been plowed. Fines ranging from $20 to $500 will be imposed on residents not in compliance.
By City Ordinance, businesses and residents must not place snow removed by plowing or shoveling into public roadways and sidewalks. Fines ranging from $20 to $500 will be imposed on residents not in compliance.
Motorists are advised not to double park on streets, and not to park within eight feet of fire hydrants. Blocking fire hydrants and causing any delay of fire, police and other emergency vehicles is a serious public safety hazard.
For fire safety purposes, residents are urged not to rebury fire hydrants after they have been dug out.
For more information about snow removal in Providence, visit http://providenceri.com/snowready.