Providence schools closed Friday - parking ban issued

Providence Public Schools Closed and Parking Ban Begins at 2AM on Friday, February 5, 2016

City Prepares Ahead of Winter Storm

PROVIDENCE, RI – Due to winter storm conditions Providence Public Schools and afterschool activities are canceled for Friday, February 5, 2016. There will also be a citywide parking ban beginning at 2:00 a.m. on Friday, February 5, which will remain in effect until further notice. 

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 cleared.

Residents experiencing power outages should contact National Grid at 800-322-3223. Individuals are warned never to touch downed power lines and report downed lines to National Grid. In the event of an emergency, dial 911.

Garbage and recycling collection will go on as scheduled. In the event that collection cannot be completed, remaining collections will take place on Saturday, February 6.

To receive up-to-the-minute alerts and updates, residents are encouraged to register for the CodeRED emergency notification system by visiting: 

The Department of Public Works has prepared all equipment and personnel to respond to the storm. Roadways will be pretreated ahead of the expected snowfall.

(release from City of Providence)