Providence Public Schools Closed Thursday

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Providence Public Schools Closed Tomorrow, Thursday, February 13

City Hall will remain open tomorrow

PROVIDENCE, RI
– In preparation for a winter snowstorm forecast to bring several inches of heavy, wet snow in Providence, Providence Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 13, 2014.

No citywide parking ban has been declared at this time.

Snowfall is expected to begin in the early morning hours tomorrow and continue throughout the morning before turning to sleet and freezing rain in the afternoon. Residents are advised that sleet and freezing rain will likely cause untreated walkways to become icy. Residents are asked to take caution while clearing snow from sidewalks as soon as possible to prevent icy conditions.

The Department of Public Works has prepared all equipment and personnel to respond to the storm and will be pre-treating roads this evening.

Residents can stay up to date on the latest storm developments from the City by using the filter #PVDsnow on Twitter and following the accounts of Mayor Angel Taveras (http://www.twitter.com/angel_taveras) and PEMA (http://www.twitter.com/pema591).

CANCELATIONS AND CLOSURES

Providence Public Schools will be closed and all after-school activities are canceled for tomorrow, February 13.

All Providence recreation centers are closed tomorrow.

The Roger Williams Park Zoo, Museum of Natural History and Botanical Center will be closed tomorrow.

The Providence Rink at the Bank of America City Center will be closed tomorrow.

DON'T BLOCK THE BOX

To prevent traffic congestion, motorists on the roads during tomorrow's snowstorm are urged not to ‘block the box.' Even if the light turns green, do not enter an intersection unless you are confident you will be able to travel through it before the light turns red again.

Per state law, drivers of motor vehicles shall not enter an intersection whether or not any traffic signal is green unless there is sufficient space in the roadway to move completely through the intersection. Violators are subject to fines.

CITY OFFICES

City Hall will remain open on Thursday, February 13. Providence Public Schools' Central Office will be closed tomorrow.

SNOW REMOVAL

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 advised to take care to shovel before temperatures drop below freezing tomorrow night, causing snow left on walkways to freeze.

For more information about snow removal in Providence, visit http://providenceri.com/snowready.