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

FEB. 13, 2024 UPDATE: Parking ban has been lifted as of 5PM. Please remove vehicles from public parking lots by 6PM.

FEB. 13, 2024 UPDATE:  City Hall will be closed today. 


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 



East Providence will be canceling trash and recycling collection for Tuesday, February 13th. Resulting in a one-day delay for the week. Tuesday's collection will be Wednesday and so on.

SCHOOL CANCELLATION UPDATE: Message from East Providence School Department

There will be no school in East Providence tomorrow. All schools will have a snow day with the exception of Waddington Elementary. Waddington will have a distance learning day to make up for the missed day In September.

With this snow day and the cancellation of the January professional development day, the final day of school will remain on Friday, June 14th for all schools


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.