EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Whether you like it or not, the first significant snowfall has arrived.
Depending on where you lived determined how much snow you saw overnight. East Greenwich got 4 inches of snow but across the border in Fairhaven, nothing really stuck to the ground.
Roadways were messy, causing several crashes late Sunday night into the early morning hours.
Rhode Island State Police said they responded to 54 crashes, including one that was fatal, since the snow started.
The snow also impacted the morning commute, causing a one-hour delay for all Warwick and Seekonk public schools.
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12 News caught up with some people out shopping for the holidays during the snow.
“It’s not great, there was a lot of traffic on the road coming up from Warwick,” one person said. “It’s really just super slow, we didn’t see many plows, tons of accidents.”
Gov. Dan McKee posted on Twitter that the Rhode Island Department of Transportation would be out all night to treat the roads for Monday morning.
It’s important to be extra cautious on secondary roads that crews may have not prioritized yet.