Resources for school and business closings and parking bans

Local TV:
ABC — Channel 6 (WLNE)
NBC — Channel 10 (WJAR)
CBS — Channel 12 (WPRI)

Local Radio:
NPR – 1290 AM (WRNI)

How and Why do schools decide to close?
Letter from Providence Schools

Recommendations during Storms (from the City of Providence)

  • In case of emergency, residents should call 911. Providence Police can be reached at 272-3121. For other snow-related matters, residents should call the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services at 421-2489 (CITY).
  • Drivers are urged to do the following: keep fuel tanks filled, make sure windshield wipers are working, have a small shovel in the vehicle, have sand or kitty litter available for traction, have a flashlight with fresh batteries available, and a first aid kit;
    During the storm, keep children away from roadways and do not let them play in snow banks made by plows.
  • Though power outages are not anticipated for this storm, should power outages occur, please contact National Grid at 1-800-465-1212. Do not approach any downed utility line. Report downed wires to the Providence Fire Department by calling 401-274-3344.
    Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) has been in contact with Crossroads. Any homeless person needing assistance should contact Crossroads for assistance. They may be reached at 521-2255.
  • For additional information on severe weather and hazards that could threaten our city, please visit the Providence EMA website at