FRIDAY UPDATE: Here's the latest forecast for Friday and the weekend:
Snow Winding Down; Deep Freeze Setting In
The first storm of 2014 began falling before midnight on Thursday. During the day on Thursday there will be some accumulation, though much of the snow came Thursday night into Friday before the storm ends by Friday afternoon.
Below is what you need to know about this week's significant winter storm. We will be updating this storm center article throughout the storm, so be sure to check back throughout.
How much snow is Portsmouth expected to get Thursday and Friday? Here are the projections as of Thursday at 9 a.m.
Forecasts agree that most of Rhode Island will get 6-10 inches, with more possible along the coast. WPRI Channel 12 is calling for as much as a foot of snow north of Providence. It's possible the southern part of the state could get a couple inches less, but forecast totals have been trending up.
In case you missed it, Portsmouth Public Schools are closed for Thursday and Friday. Students won't return from winter break until Monday.
Other schools/daycare closed:
All Saints Academy
Countryside Children's Center
The Portsmouth Transfer Station will be closed Friday due to storm; station will reopen Saturday at 7:30 a.m.
Portsmouth Town Hall is closed Friday.
Prudence Island Ferry - Limited Service for Friday:
6:00 AM Ferry - Cancelled
8:00 AM Ferry - Cancelled
3:30 PM Ferry - Scheduled to run
Snow Emergency Declared Goes Into Effect
If you normally park your vehicle on the street, you're going to need to make alternative plans on Thursday and Friday.
The Portsmouth Police Department has issued a parking ban until Friday at 8 p.m.
Portsmouth Emergency Contacts
- In case of an emergency, dial 911
- Portsmouth Police Department - (401) 683-0300
- Portsmouth Fire Department - (401) 683-1200
- National Grid power outages: (800) 465-1212
- Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (800) 266-2278
- Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (800) 837-4966
Be sure to follow Portsmouth Patch on Twitter and Facebook throughout the storm as we'll have ongoing updates there as well.