Citywide parking ban to begin at Midnight as Providence prepares for Winter Storm

Citywide Parking Ban to Begin at Midnight

City Prepares Ahead of Winter Storm

PROVIDENCE, RI – Due to winter storm conditions afterschool activities and recreation activities are canceled for January 31. There will also be a citywide parking ban beginning at midnight (12:00AM February 1) which will remain in effect until 6:00AM on February 1. This parking ban will allow teams to achieve curb-to-curb plowing standards that are new this year. 

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.

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

To report a non-emergency issue, download the PVD311 application on the Apple Store or Google Play or call 3-1-1 during business hours.

Garbage and recycling pickup in Providence will go on as scheduled. 

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

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.

(release from City of Providence)