PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Providence has a plan in place on how to combat the upcoming nor'easter.
Preparing, pretreating and plowing are the ‘Three P's' that Providence follows when preparing for a big storm.
In addition to the dozens of city trucks that will hit the streets beginning early Friday morning, Providence has hired an additional 120 vendors to help keep the essential roadways clear.
"Just use common sense," warned Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare, "If you don't need to be out stay off the streets and let the men and women do their jobs."
City crews plan to work in shifts around the clock, even after the last flake has fallen.
"We are looking at a 36-48 hour period of time," said Pare.
Eyewitness News was told there are plenty of city supplies, but not a lot of money.
"This is about public safety, the budget can't get in the way of cleaning streets," he said.
Several Firefighters are asking if you live near a fire hydrant to make sure you dig them out, because it could save your house or even your life.
BREAKING NEWS: Providence police have identified the victim who was shot and killed Wednesday as 16-year-old Eric Cuesta of Providence. Police have also charged a man with his murder.
The suspected robber in a hold-up at a convenience store was caught by police trying to board a plane.
A fire broke out early Wednesday evening at the Amtrol building on Division Road in West Warwick.
A man was found dead in a carbon monoxide-filled home in Coventry Wednesday night, according to police and firefighters.
A pedestrian was struck and killed while crossing the street in Warwick Wednesday evening.