SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WPRI) -- Tuesday night's snowfall only brought a light coating in some areas of the state, but officials worked to prevent the roadways from becoming slippery and dangerous.
Plows in Greenville loaded up with dirt and sand earlier in the evening in order to pre-treat roads in the town. Even though there's not expected to be a lot of accumulation, icy conditions are always a threat in this type of weather.
"It's still pretty wet, snow's coming down, but not too hard," said Smithfield snow plow driver Andrew O'Reilly. "But we've got to get the salt down before the temperatures drop and the roads freeze."
Others in the Northwestern part of the state are expecting more snow as the night goes on.
"I live in Chepachet, and usually we go up the hill from 44 and we have snow, and they have rain here," said Sue McCusker. "My husband said it's sticking on the grass."
Some residents like Kevin Kitson of Chepachet started putting the plows on their pick ups.
Snow coated neighborhoods in Harrisville, were residents say the roads were dangerous because of the conditions and other drivers.
"A lot of people don't know what they're doing on the roads, which is typical." said Renee McCutcheon.
Many people said they were hoping this winter will be more substantial than previous winters.
One resident told Eyewitness News, "The snow plowing people really took a hit because they expect that and a lot of the landscaping guys depend on it an unfortunately, it didn't happen last year."
Winter doesn't technically being until December 21st.
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