February 12/13 Winter Storm - What you need to know

Due to the impending snowstorm, we will be implementing a parking ban beginning TONIGHT, February 12 at 7 PM until further notice.

This time allows our residents adequate time to get their vehicles off the road safely and it also allows our DPW crews to begin pre-treating our roads before the storm. We have dedicated parking lots throughout the city where you can leave your vehicle during the parking ban.

Parking locations: 

Myron J Francis - Bourne Ave

Silver Spring - Progress Ave

Waddington Lot  - Legion Way

Oldham School - Griffith Drive

Kimberly Rock Field - Ferris Ave

Lyle Bourne Park - New Road

Glen Lyon Field - Kelly Ave

Agawam Field - Pawtucket Ave

Freedom Green Lot - Centre St

Central Ave Park - McCausland Ave

Weaver Library - Orchard Street

Riverside Library - Bullocks Point Ave

Old Oldham School - Bullocks Point Ave

Senior Center - Waterman Ave

Riverside Middle Soccer Field - Forbes St

George Lima Park - Hull Street

Pierce Stadium - Mercer St

Kent Heights - Pawtucket Ave

Kent Heights Field - Clyde Ave

Sabin Point Park - Shore Rd

Riverside Rec Field - Somerset Ave

Providence Ave Park - Providence Ave

Crescent Park - Bullocks Point Ave

Carousel Parking Lot - Crescent View Ave

Vintner Ave Park - Vintner Ave

Grassy Plain Park - Estrell Drive

Ailanthus Ave Lot 



Weather Highlights:(Winter Storm/Tuesday)

This will be a short-duration but high-impact winter storm Tuesday, with the heaviest snowfall approximately from 9 AM to 3 PM. 

Axis of heaviest snow has shifted southward into CT, RI and along/south of the Mass Pike.

Arrival of snow is slightly slower/later, between 4 AM and 8 AM Tuesday.

Winter Storm Watches for southern RI and southeast MA have been upgraded to Winter Storm Warnings for increased confidence in 6+ inches of snowfall.

Dangerous travel anticipated with widespread 1-2" per hour snowfall rates possible Tue AM through the afternoon.  May even have brief instances of 3-4" per hour rates.

Wet snow & strong winds along the coast may result in power outages.


Monday:          Sunny High near 48, West wind at 3 to 6 mph.

Mon.Night:      Cloudy then rain showers after 3 am changing to snow before 6 am. Temperature around 32. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday:         Wet snow and could be heavy at times from 9 am to 3 pm. High near 35 degrees. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusts to 35 mph.

Tue.Night:      Snow showers with temperatures dropping to 22 degrees. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph

Snow Totals:

North:    12 to 14 inches possible.

Central:  8 to 12 inches

South:    3 to 6 inches


Gale Warning in effect from 7 am Tuesday to 1 am Wednesday.

North winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt and seas 6 to 11 feet expected.

Just a few reminders:

  • Please remember to clear your sidewalks. Please be kind and shovel any snow around a fire hydrant close to your home or business, this is helpful during a medical emergency.
  • Please check in on your neighbors and seniors you may know to be sure our community is safe and supported.
  • We may experience some power outages. If you experience a power outage, please call RI Energy at 855-743-1102.