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STORM CENTER: Portsmouth Snowstorm Closings, Updates

Check back here throughout the storm for updates on what's happening in Portsmouth.

Credit: Tiverton Patch
Credit: Tiverton Patch
Get your shovels ready, Portsmouth. You're going to need them again. 

Here's the latest forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Snow Projections Bumped Up Again

The next winter storm is expected to start on Tuesday afternoon and last through Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning. The so-called “jackpot” area is expected to span from the Tiverton-Little Compton area through Cape Cod, but heavy snow with accumulations of 4-8 inches are possible throughout much of the state, especially along the south coast and islands. Some weather maps predict as much as 10 inches in some areas.

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.

School Cancelations 


Portsmouth schools are closed Wednesday. 
Aquidneck Island Christian Academy is closed Wednesday. 
All Saints Academy is closed Wednesday. 
St Philomena School: No PM Daycare; No PM Activities

Other Closings 

Portsmouth Senior Center: Closed Tomorrow; No Elderly Meals
East Coast Performing Arts Center: Closed This Evening
The Portsmouth Free Public Library will close Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Prudence Ferry

The Prudence Island Ferry will not run the 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. ferry Wednesday due to the storm. The 10 a.m. ferry will run. 

Parking Bans

Portsmouth has issued a parking ban until further notice. 

The town of Middletown has issued a parking ban for tomorrow afternoon. No other bans at this time. 

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
You can also follow storm updates from the Portsmouth Emergency Management Agency by clicking here

Be sure to follow Portsmouth Patch on Twitter and Facebook throughout the storm as we'll have ongoing updates there as well.
Sue Rousseau January 21, 2014 at 03:21 PM
The Portsmouth Free Public Library will be closing Tuesday at 4 pm.
Sandy McGee (Editor) January 21, 2014 at 03:38 PM
Thank-you Sue!

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