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Providence Citywide Parking Ban Ends at 11AM
Recreation centers closed today; Residents urged to exercise caution during frigid conditions
PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence's citywide parking ban will end at 11AM today, Wednesday, January 22, 2014.
CANCELLATIONS AND CLOSURES
As announced yesterday, all Providence Public Schools and afterschool activities scheduled for today are canceled.
All Providence recreation centers are closed today.
The Roger Williams Park Museum, Roger Williams Park Carousel and Roger Williams Park Botanical Center are closed today.
The following venues will open at 12PM today:
• Roger Williams Park Zoo
• Bank of America Skating Center
Garbage and recycling will not take place today, Wednesday, January 22, 2014.
The garbage and recycling collection schedule has been revised for this week based on the Monday holiday and snowstorm. All pickups for the rest of the week will be as follows:
• Tuesday pickup will be Thursday, January 23
• Wednesday pickup will be Friday, January 24
• Thursday pickup will be Saturday, January 25
• Friday pickup will be Monday, January 27
Christmas tree pickup will continue through the rest of this week and end on Monday, January 27, 2014.
All pickups for the week of January 27, 2014 will be delayed by one day:
• Monday pickup will be Tuesday, January 28
• Tuesday pickup will be Wednesday, January 29
• Wednesday pickup will be Thursday, January 30
• Thursday pickup will be Friday, January 31
• Friday pickup will be Saturday, February 1
The regular trash pickup schedule will resume on Monday, February 3, 2014.
City Hall is open today, Wednesday, January 22, 2014.
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
The City of Providence is fully prepared to open an emergency warming shelter if there is a need. At this time, those seeking shelter should head to Crossroads RI.
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.