PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Residents of Southern New England spent Monday digging out after the second winter storm of the weekend buried much of the area under snow.
The storm moved out late Monday morning, leaving behind accumulations of 6-12 inches, with the higher totals in northern Rhode Island.
The majority of area roadways were in good shape by Monday afternoon but as temperatures fall, drivers should be wary of icy spots as damp roads freeze.
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A spokesperson for Lifespan hospitals said they treated 51 people for weather-related ailments, including 20 slip-and-falls, 17 for motor vehicle incidents, six snowblower injuries and five shoveling injuries.
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The wet, heavy snow weighed down trees and power lines, which resulted in widespread power outages. According to our Power Outage Database, only a few National Grid customers remained without power as of Monday evening.
National Grid said it added additional resources across Southern New England in anticipation of the storm. The company prepared for outages and downed power lines with 220 internal crews, more than 330 external crews, and 330 forestry crews.
During the height of the storm, East Providence police said a plow hit a man walking in the parking lot of Monroe Dairy. There were no serious injuries.
Other vehicles were getting stuck in the snow, including an Eyewitness News vehicle.
After detouring a number of routes due to the storm, RIPTA resumed regular service as of 11:15 a.m.
Several flights were canceled at T.F. Green early Monday morning and by early afternoon, there were still some delays.
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Closures and Delays
Many area districts canceled school on Sunday, before the storm hit, while some issued delays, only to cancel Monday morning.
Rhode Island Courts are open Monday. However, the calendar is suspended, meaning no cases are being heard.
Fall River City Hall is closed Monday.
In Warwick, trash pickup in the city was canceled Monday and will be delayed by one day the remainder of the week.