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slides: GoLocal’s Readers’ Rhode Island Blizzard Photos

Saturday, February 09, 2013

 

As this weekend's blizzard hit Rhode Island Friday morning and continues to have effects throughout the region, Rhode Islanders from one end of the state to the other are feeling her icy winds and snowfall. GoLocalProv is proud to share their images as part of our ongoing coverage of the storm. 

Add to the slideshow... we want your photos today! Send your pictures to news@golocalprov.com. Just include your name, the area where you took the photograph, and approximately what time.




 

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East Greenwich

Saturday afternoon

Downtown East Greenwich shines under the late afternoon sun, in this townscape captured by Jeff Stevens. 

Photo: Jeff Stevens

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Narragansett

Saturday afternoon

Salt spray coats this sea wall along Narragansett with a layer of rime ice. The effect is stunning. 

Photo: Rachel WS

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Providence

Saturday afternoon

Cleared-up skies over Providence on Saturday afternoon set off the beauty of what Kidoinfo's Anisa Raoof called "natural snow sculptures" in front of her East Side home. 

Photo: Anisa Raoof

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Coventry

Saturday afternoon

Digging out in Coventry was fun for Martinha Javid's dog, Kopper, as well as Booga, who belongs to her daughter. 

Photo: Martinha Javid

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Providence

Saturday afternoon

It was a dog's day in Rhode Island indeed, with snow to plow through and bound over in every direction. Nanci Martin caught her dog using the snowplow approach. 

Photo: Nanci Martin

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Cumberland

Saturday afternoon

 

After Emily Trudeau shoveled her walkway, she saw how overwhelmed her puppy was by the tall walls around her. "We measured and got about 28 inches in the front yard," she wrote.

Photo: Emily Trudeau

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North Kingstown

Saturday afternoon

When your power goes out, take full advantage of local conditions to keep your ice cream from melting. Pam Thomas of North Kingstown shares a shot of her ingenious idea. 

Photo: Pam Thomas 

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East Greenwich

Saturday late morning

The heavy snow that stuck and stuck did its work to Rhode Island's trees. Here, a cedar has fallen just behind Jeff Stevens' home in East Greenwich. 

Photo: Jeff Stevens

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Coventry

Quidneck Reservoir

Saturday morning

Katie-Lin Cote of Coventry shares this peaceful view of her dock and the private lake behind her home. 

Photo: Katie-Lin Cote

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Glocester

Waterman Lake

Saturday morning

Everywhere along Rhode Island's ponds, lakes, and other waterways, readers were taking in the beauty of the storm. Laura Laramie caught these big drifts just off the lake.

Photo: Laura Laramie

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Rumford

Saturday morning

Reader David Zonfillo shared a beautiful panorama of the wild setting behind his Rumford home. This is a detail of that shot. 

Photo: David Zonfillo

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Johnston

Saturday morning

Stop means stop, when the drifts are this high. Photographer Jerri Moon Cantone captures the quiet of her neighborhood in Johnston. 

Photo: Jerri Moon Cantone

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Jamestown

Saturday morning

Mornings don't come much more beautiful than this one, captured by Jennifer Slattery of Jamestown. Her vista leads out into snowy mists toward Castle Hill Light across Narragansett Bay.

Photo: Jennifer Slattery

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Glocester

Saturday morning

How much snow? Twenty-two inches, reports a yardstick in a Glocester driveway. 

Photo: Noella Peacos

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Johnston

Saturday morning

Rhode Islanders can at least be grateful that most of us do not have to clear off cars and get to work, as this big drift penning in a car in Johnston reminded photographer Jerri Moon Cantone.

Photo: Jerri Moon Cantone

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Coventry

Saturday morning

And then there's the sky-high snowpiles on TOP of the cars, like this one in Coventry. 

Photo: Megan Rossi

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Burrillville

Saturday morning

"There's a second car in there somewhere," writes Josh Tripodi, who can't spot it from the back of his home in snowed-in Burrillville. 

Photo: Josh Tripodi

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Brown University

College Hill, Providence

Saturday morning

Technology was trumped by weather overnight at Brown University's J. Walter Wilson Laboratory on College Hill, as drifting snow tricked the building's automatic doors into staying open. Meaning the snow drifted into the building throughout the night. 

Photo: Meia Geddes

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North Scituate

Saturday morning

Carol Anne Costa captures the resourceful attitude of a bird who made it through the blizzard.

Photo: Carol Anne Costa

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Norton, MA

Saturday morning

"At least her roof didn't collapse," observed Jeff Sohinki about this bird's snow-covered birdhouse. 

Photo: Jeff Sohinki

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Glocester

Saturday morning

It's a scene right out of Little House on the Prairie in the woods of rural Rhode Island. 

Photo: Lydia Walshin

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Providence

Yellow Peril Gallery, Olneyville

Saturday morning

Robert P. Stack, Curator at Yellow Peril Gallery in Olneyville, documented the drifts outside the gallery which is closed Saturday due to the storm. How appropriate that the current show, which should reopn on Sunday, is titled VANISH by Maralie.

Photo: Robert P. Stack

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Edgewood

Saturday morning

That's not a lace curtain. That's the work of a night's worth of blowing snow on Ted Roles' south-facing window on Saturday morning. 

Photo: Ted Roles

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Presidential view

Saturday morning

Rhode Island College president Nancy Carriuolo shares her view from the upper floors of her home first thing Saturday morning. "Not a creature was stirring," she said. 

Photo: Nancy Carriuolo

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Cranston

Edgewood

Saturday morning

"The doors had to be forced open because snow and ice had blown into every crack and frozen them shut," wrote Ted Rolfes about his 7am challenges on Saturday. " I'm not sure why we still have power but I'm grateful. Maybe Hurricane Irene took out all the weakest trees and left us in good shape for this storm."

Photo: Ted Rolfes

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Cranston

Saturday morning

Like so many Rhode Islanders, Natasha King went to bed not knowing what things would look like in the morning. Her words for this view of her street in Cranston? YIKES.

Photo: Natasha King

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Route 95

Providence area

Saturday morning

The view from a snowplow, working the highways all night, sees morning light. 

Photo: Amy Diaz/Case Snow Management

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Route 95 II

Providence area

Saturday morning

Another view from the seat of a snowplow, of traffic slowly making its way on Route 95. 

Photo: Amy Diaz/Case Snow Management

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Highway drifts

Route 4, East Greenwich

Saturday morning

The snow drifts in the middle of Route 4 were as high as Amy Diaz's arms, as she demonstrates while on a ride-along with Case Snow Management. 

Photo: Amy Diaz/Case Snow Management

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Brown University

Providence

Early Saturday morning

Student Meia Geddes explored the slumbering Brown Campus at sunrise Saturday morning. Here in front of the Graduate Center, several feet of snow are yet untouched. 

Photo: Meia Geddes

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Coventry

Saturday morning

The view from Jessica Hebert's basement-level apartment on Johnson's Pond in Coventry reveals a truely ground-level view of the blizzard's accumulation.

Photo: Jessica Hebert

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Attleboro

Friday night

Blizzard conditions all but obscured the decorative and welcoming front door of John and Lynn McCarthy's home in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

Photo: John McCarthy

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Glocester

Friday night/Saturday morning

Noella Peacos' husband plows out their driveway in the dark of night. A welcome sigh in snowbound Glocester. 

Photo: Noella Peacos

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Porch

Providence

Friday night

The night's heavy snow has stuck to everything in Providence, from power lines to tree branches. And it has piled up on every horizontal surface, as Emmanuel Tesson's view of his porch shows. 

Photo: Emmanuel Tesson

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Rising snow

The Armory District, Providence

10pm Friday night

Snow drifts up the stoop of a Victorian home in the Armory District. 

Photo: Taylor Polites

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White out

Smith Hill, Providence

Friday night

C. Kelly Smith observed that her neighborhood near the State House was completely blanketed. 

Photo: C. Kelly Smith

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Providence

Silver Lake, Providence

Friday night

Eerie calm shrouded normally active Plainfield Street in Providence's Silver Lake neighborhood. 

Photo: Jeff Aldana

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Slammed

Cranston

Friday night

GoLocal's own John Rooke says he was smacked in the face by snow as he left his home Friday night, during one of the blizzard's peak blasts. "That is literally a photo of snow hitting me in the face," he said.

Photo: John Rooke

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Submit your photos!

Have a great image of the blizzard you'd like to share with GoLocalProv? Attach it to an email with a brief description of where you took it and when with your full name, and send to news@golocalprov.com. 

We'll be updating all day, so now's the time!

Photo from Providence/Fox Point back yard: Thom Bassett

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Slammed II

Cranston

Friday night

Things were blowing like crazy when former GoLocalTV anchor Lauren Marchetti tried to get from the car to her family's home. 

Photo: Lauren Marchetti

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Snow blind

Scituate

Friday night

The blizzard is peaking in Rhode Island, and Carol Anne Costa captured the hallucinagenic nature of flying snow at night with this photograph. 

Photo: Carol Anne Costa

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Warwick

Friday night

Photographer Erin X. Smithers ventured out around 7:30pm to document the main road near her home. It was amazing that she could see enough to snap this picture, she said. This is a detail from a larger vista of her road. 

Photo: Erin X. Smithers

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Parade Ground

The Armory District, Providence

Friday night

Author Taylor Polites captured the mood on the snow-covered Parade Ground with the tower of the Armory just visible in the distance. 

Photo: Taylor Polites

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Brown University

College Hill, Providence

Friday evening

An abandoned-looking Brown University looks eerie from the outside of a dormitory.

Photo: Meia Geddes

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Glocester

Friday evening

Food blogger Lydia Walshin's husband, Ted Chaloner, created a snowball sculpture in their Glocester back yard that one friend thought looked like a winter solar system. 

Photo: Ted Chaloner

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East Greenwich

Goddard Park, East Greenwich

Friday afternoon

Canada geese hunker down with an abandoned boat as the blizzard rages. Jeff Stevens took this desolate image from the western beach of Greenwich Cove, looking toward Goddard Park. 

Photo: Jeff Stevens

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Scituate

Friday afternoon

A backyard glimpse around 2pm shows that by mid-afternoon, snow was significantly accumulating in this part of Rhode Island. 

Photo: Carol Ann Costa

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Armory

Providence

Friday afternoon

Author Taylor Polites takes a look outside the window from his Victorian house in Providence's Armory District. 

Photo: Taylor Polites

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Scituate II

Friday afternoon

Carol Ann Costa says she uses this item in her backyard to guage snow accumulation. Notice how her yard's trees along the border are already heavy with snow. 

Photo: Carol Ann Costa

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Remington House

Warwick

Friday afternoon

Photographer Erin X. Smithers captured this pristine view on a walkabout with her children. 

Photo: Erin X. Smithers

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Weather Talk

Warwick

Friday afternoon

Erin X. Smithers' son pauses on a snow walk with his brother, and is questioned by a local goose. New Englanders always want to discuss the weather. 

Photo: Erin X. Smithers

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Red cart

Glocester

Friday afternoon

Food blogger Lydia Walshin captured this poetic look at her backyard in rural Rhode Island. 

Photo: Lydia Walshin

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Brown University

College Hill, Providence

Friday afternoon

The blizzard's first dustings of the morning left Brown's landscape looking wintry and elegant. 

Photo: Meia Geddes

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Brown University II

College Hill, Providence

Friday afternoon

Brown University announced on Thursday afternoon that all classes were cancelled for Friday, which gives this midday scene an eerie lack of pedestrians. 

Photo: Meia Geddes

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Blizzard Bird I

Scituate

Friday late morning

This small bird is protected now, in the morning snows in central Rhode Island. Where will it be later today, when the winds arrive?

Photo: Stevie Marsocci

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Blizzard Bird II

Scituate 

Friday late morning

Eat now, fellow! Here comes the Blizzard of '13!

Photo: Stevie Marsocci

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Geese

Newport

Friday morning

With the first flakes, some Aquidneck geese had the good sense to get out of Rhode Island. 

Photo: James Clayton Sattel

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Submit your photos!

Have a great image of the blizzard you'd like to share with GoLocalProv? Attach it to an email with a brief description of where you took it and when with your full name, and send to news@golocalprov.com. 

We'll be updating all day, so now's the time!

Photo: Meia Geddes

 
 

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