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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Southern New Englanders are digging out after the area got hit with a second coating of snow Monday night into Tuesday.
Road conditions have been steadily improving as plow drivers ply their trade but drivers should still use caution, especially on untreated side roads.
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By late afternoon, the snow had cleared out and peaks of blue sky began to appear. Some areas including North Smithfield and New Bedford saw at least eight inches of accumulations.
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Most area schools were delayed or closed on Tuesday. Parking bans were issued in many cities and towns but those will be lifted throughout the afternoon. Pinpoint Closing Network »
If your vehicle got towed away in Providence, police say to call (401) 272-1111.
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In Providence, all rec centers will be open and have meals available for youth from noon to 9 p.m.
Cranston Mayor Allan Fung tweeted that the city hall Christmas tree lighting has been postponed until Tuesday, Dec. 10.
A Winter Weather Advisory for Southern New England was extended until 1 p.m. Tuesday while parts of eastern Massachusetts — including Boston — remain under a Winter Storm Warning.
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By mid-Tuesday morning, the Pinpoint Flight Tracker showed some delays at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick.
The wintry weather created slippery travel conditions Tuesday morning, however, Rhode Island State Police said troopers only responded to two weather-related crashes overnight: one on I-95 North in Providence and one of Route 146, neither of which resulted in injuries.
State police praised RIDOT for keeping the roads as safe as possible as well as the public for heeding the warnings to drive carefully.
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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) had to detour several routes Tuesday morning but as of 10:15 a.m., only Route 29 was still affected. The agency said riders should anticipate delays and are advised to use caution at bus stops due to slippery sidewalks and decreased visibility.