StormBeat: Cleanup continues following first winter storm of the year

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — People across Southern New England were out clearing their vehicles, driveways and sidewalks of snow Friday afternoon following the season’s first significant winter storm.

The storm brought heavy snow to much of Southern New England throughout Friday morning, leaving behind accumulations ranging from a few inches to more than a foot in northwestern Rhode Island and parts of Connecticut.

The skies have since cleared, but the timing and rate of snowfall made for a messy morning commute across the region.

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Many local school districts shifted to distance learning on Friday, while others opted for a full-on snow day. A number of parking bans that were issued in cities and communities across the region have since been lifted.

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The WPRI.com Flight Tracker showed a number of delays and cancellations Friday morning, however, the majority of the later flights are arriving and departing as scheduled.

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Outdoor state-run COVID-19 testing sites in Rhode Island shifted their hours later in the day due to the storm, while indoor clinics operated normally.

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