EDITORIAL: In 2016 Rematch, Elorza Beat Snow in the First Round
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The snow remained on the streets of Providence for weeks, many areas never got properly plowed, and the fight was declared a knockout. According to the judges, snow beat Elorza in each round of their 2015 mismatch.
It seems like the Mayor trained in between bouts and brought in a new trainer and a new corner man.
This past weekend’s first round goes to Elorza. Streets were cleared of snow and in many areas curb to curb.
One of the basic city services residents expect of a Mayor in the northeast is snow removal and while the 2016 rematch is far from over, let’s give credit to Mayor Elorza for learning from his 2015 beat down and coming back in shape and ready to fight.
Let’s hope the second year Mayor has done enough road work and has the legs and staying power for the entire 2016 fight with the snow.
Related Slideshow: Top 10 Blizzards in RI History
10. Blizzard of 2010
Max Accumulation: Approximately 13"
December 26-27, 2010
This winter storm brought more than a foot of snow to several parts of Rhode Island, including 13 inches in Woonsocket.
9. Blizzard of 2003
Max Accumulation: Approximately 15"
February 14-19, 2013
Know as the President’s Day Storm II, this blizzard brought roughly 15 inches to Ocean State.
8. Blizzard of 2009
Max Accumulation: Approximately 16"
December 16-20, 2009
Blizzard warnings were in effect in southern Rhode Island when this storm hit just before Christmas 2009.
7. April Fool's Day Blizzard
Max Accumulation: Approximately 18"
March 30 to April 1, 1997
This blizzard was no joke when it dropped 18 inches of snow in Providence.
6. 1969 Nor’easter
Max Accumulation: Approximately 20"
February 8-10, 1969
This storm blanketed many parts of Rhode Island with upwards of 20 inches of snow.
5. Great Blizzard of 1888
Max Accumulation: Approximately 20"
March 11-14, 1888
One of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States, this superstorm dumped 20 inches in Kingston.
4. Blizzard of 1996
Max Accumulation: Approximately 23"
Jan. 6-10, 1996
One of two blizzards to receive an “extreme” rating on the Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale, this storm blanketing parts of Rhode Island with upwards of 23 inches of snow.
3. Blizzard of 2005
Max Accumulation: Approximately 23.5"
January 20-23, 2005
This three-day storm delivered more nearly two feet of snow to some parts of Rhode Island.
2. Winter Storm Nemo
Max Accumulation: Approximately 24"
February 7-18, 2013
About 180,000 RI homes and businesses lost power during this powerful blizzard.
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