NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WPRI) — A winter storm made its way through Southern New England early Monday morning, bringing with it heavy rain and strong wind gusts.
At the height of the storm, more than 7,500 National Grid customers had no power. By 4 p.m., less than 100 customers were still in the dark.
The strongest winds were seen overnight into the early morning hours peaking at 77 mph on the Newport Bridge and 74 mph on the Mount Hope Bridge.
The Mount Hope Bridge was temporarily closed due to strong wind gusts but has since reopened. Travel restrictions on the Newport Pell, and Jamestown Verrazzano bridges have also been lifted.
At ground level, the strongest wind gusts ranged between 50-70 mph, with Block Island hitting 72 mph.
Another round of gusty winds are expected Monday morning into the afternoon.
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In Narragansett, police temporarily shut down down Ocean Road due to the amount of water coming over the sea wall. It was even causing the manhole covers to dislodge from the roadway.
The area has since reopened, but the waves left behind seaweed and debris on Beach Street and Boston Neck Road.
After a coating to 1 inch of snow fell overnight, it switched over to rain and washed away most of the snow.
A number of flights were also affected Monday morning at T.F. Green Airport due to the inclement weather.
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