Providence keeps parking ban; closes schools Wednesday

Citywide Parking Ban Remains in Effect Until 6AM Tommorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 28

City Offices Open Tomorrow

Residents Urged to Shovel Sidewalks with Caution

Third Quarter Tax Deadline Extended to Jan. 29; Tangible Tax Return Filing Deadline Extended to Feb. 9

PROVIDENCE, RI
– A citywide parking ban will remain in effect until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Residents with overnight parking passes are advised that they cannot park on the street during the duration of the citywide parking ban. All vehicles parked on the street in violation of the citywide parking ban will be ticketed and towed to ensure that roadways can be plowed in the wake of the snow storm.

“The parking ban is crucial to ensuring that crews can continue to plow the streets curb to curb and get the city back to business as usual,” Mayor Elorza said. “Even when the statewide travel ban is lifted, the City's parking ban remains in effect until 6 a.m. on Wednesday.”

City Hall and all City offices will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 28 during normal business hours.

Mayor Elorza asks all residents and businesses in the City to shovel sidewalks by the end of the day on Wednesday, Jan. 28. Property owners are required to remove snow and ice from sidewalks, catch basins, fire hydrants and pedestrian ramps adjacent to their property.

Residents are asked to take care not to shovel snow onto roadways after streets have been plowed. For fire safety purposes, residents are urged not to rebury fire hydrants after they have been dug out.

TAX DEADLINES EXTENDED

The City's third quarter tax collection deadline is extended without penalty or interest until 7pm on Thursday January 29.

The City has also extended the deadline for the filing of Annual Return of Assessor (tangible tax return) by one week, to Monday February 9.

PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The Providence Public Schools will remain closed tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 28 and all after-school activities are canceled. Central office and registration functions will operate tomorrow.

PARKS AND RECREATION

The Roger Williams Park Zoo, Museum and Botanical Center will all be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 28.

All Recreation Centers will remain closed tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 28.

TRASH PICKUP

Garbage and recycling is canceled today, Tuesday, Jan. 27 and tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 28. Collection will resume on its normal schedule on Thursday. Residents with Tuesday and Wednesday pickup will have their garbage and recycling collected next week according to the normal schedule.

SNOW HOTLINE


For non-emergencies, a snow hotline is available to Providence residents at 401-680-8080<tel:401-680-8080>.

(release from City of Providence)