Providence Issues Parking Ban, After City Gets Hit with Half Foot of Snow
Monday, April 04, 2016
The city called Monday's weather conditions, which saw snow fall all day long, an "evening storm."
The Monday afternoon -- and evening -- commute was treacherous as the city and state were not prepared for Monday's weather, despite the 4-6" forecast.
"Providence parking ban to begin at midnight as city clears streets following evening storm," said the city in its release.
A citywide parking ban will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, and will remain in effect until 6:00 a.m.
Residents with overnight parking passes are advised that they cannot park on the street during the duration of the citywide parking ban. All vehicles parked on the street in violation of the citywide parking ban will be ticketed and towed to ensure that roadways can be cleared.
Individuals are reminded never to touch downed power lines and report downed lines and power outages to National Grid at 800-322-3223. In the event of an emergency, dial 911.
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Related Slideshow: Providence City Council Grades Snow Removal Efforts
GoLocalProv reached out to the 15 members of the Providence City Council to see how they thought the snow plowing and removal went in their wards. Asked to give a letter grade, see what they had to say below:
Council President, Ward 10
Comment: Aponte said that constituant complaints were mostly about the narrowing of the streets, and the narrow passageways for both pedestrians and vehicles. At some point, he says, it's not about the plowing, but how to remove the snow altogether.
Grade: None Given
Comment: "The issues with snow removal in my Ward were consistent with issues across the City. I feel grading the effort is not a productive exercise. I choose instead to commit to working with my fellow Council members and the Mayor to study the operation in an open and transparent forum to find solutions. While the around-the-clock effort put forth by the city workers during the blizzard, along with the response to numerous calls for assistance was commendable, the end result is our citizens are generally not happy and we need to do better."
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