PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The snow is almost done falling, but despite the lighter flurries, Southern New Englanders are experiencing a slick morning commute Wednesday.
Rhode Island State Police tweeted that they investigated a total of 47 weather-related crashes statewide so far due to the storm, thankfully all minor and with no serious injuries.
One crash that occurred around 4:45 a.m. on I-95 South in Warwick near Exit 13 closed three lanes of travel and has backed up traffic for three hours so far.
Several cities and towns including Cranston, Woonsocket, and West Warwick issued parking bans. Some schools also issued a one or two hour delay.
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Here are some of the snowfall totals as of 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday evening’s commute proved to be a slow and slippery one as steady snow fell across the region, leading to poor visibility and slick road conditions.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) began preparing their plows and road salt long before the first flakes fell.
“These guys never really get totally out of the grove,” RIDOT’s Joe Bucci said. “It’s like snow is what we’re primarily geared for.”
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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) has detoured eight of its bus routes due to the inclement weather, including Routes 21, 27, 29, 32, 55, 56, 66, and 87. Service to the Route 1 and 1A Park-N-Ride has been suspended until further notice.
Our Pinpoint Flight Tracker shows several delays at T.F. Green Airport, but it’s unclear at this time if those are weather-related.