PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Thousands of children across Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts will spend another day out of school as a snowstorm strikes Southern New England.
The Eyewitness News Pinpoint Weather Team is calling for temperatures hovering around the 20’s and at least 10 inches of snow. Tall snow piles hover around sidewalks leading to Nathanael Greene Middle School in Providence.
- Pinpoint StormBeat: Days-long storm threatens RI, Mass.
This will be the third straight Monday children have had no school, and four straight days for most children in Massachusetts when counting Martin Luther King Jr. day.
Most students, like Victor Pizarro, are happy to not have school. But he does have a good reason.
“There’s going to be a lot of snow and it’s going to be really cold,” explained Victor.
Parents are already not looking forward to the summer.
“This is really bad because now their summer is going to be shorter and we gotta find babysitters,” expressed parent Ronnie Suazo.
“I’m having to fix the schedule, having to reconfigure everything. It’s just a pain in the butt,” said parent Alicia Plante.
Just north of the capital city in Pawtucket, Director of Public Works Lance Hill finalized his plans for the city’s snow plow routes.
“What we’re expecting on this one is a long drawn out storm event. This is going to be more than 24 hours likely,” Hill explained.
He said their primary concerns are the main roads, hills, and the hospitals.
“Our job is to try to remove the snow from the streets. So, if you could wait for a little bit to remove the snow from the end of the driveway, that’s pretty helpful.”
Parking bans have been scheduled for many cities and towns across the the region as well.