Southern New England preparing for Spring snow


EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – It’s been a wild Winter in Southern New England, but just as the calendar is ready to flip over to Spring, snow is making its way into the forecast.

Seamus Geehan from North Attleboro told Eyewitness News he put his snow shovels away already.

But a system is expected to hit the region Sunday night into Monday morning making for a messy commute.

National Grid has crews on standby in case of power outages and the snow could affect flights out of TF Green airport.

Neal Glatt from Case Snow Managemetn told Eyewitness News “there’s still some conflict on whether this is going to be a major snowstorm or just more of a nuisance snowstorm. But it sounds like we’re going to have to plow no matter what scenario plays out.”

Glatt said crews were aware of the chance for an early Spring snowstorm, so the company made the decision not to put away all snow removal equipment like they usually do by March.

Case Snow Management has anywhere from 300 to 500 people out in the field on any given storm.

Glatt said he is expecting heavy, wet snow, so the company is planning to rely more on plows and less on road salt.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is also preparing for the storm.

Experts suggest people have flashlights and a battery-powered radio at home in case you lose power.

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