January 31, 2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Due to expected severe winter storm conditions, a citywide parking ban will go into effect at 6:00 AM, tomorrow, Monday, February 1, until further notice. 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 plowed curb to curb.
Providence City Hall and 444 Westminster St. will be closed on Monday, February 1 but City services will remain operational. The Providence Public School District has also announced all in-person classes at Providence Public Schools will move to distance learning for the day on Monday, February 1, and all PPSD staff members are expected to work remotely.
Garbage and recycling pickup in Providence scheduled for Monday, February 1 will be made on Tuesday, February 2, and all other trash collection for the week of February, 1 will follow a one-day delayed schedule.
Scheduled home deliveries through the City’s youth meal delivery program have been canceled for Tuesday, February 2. Weather permitting, scheduled meal delivery service will resume Thursday, February 4.
The Department of Public Works has prepared all equipment and personnel to respond to the storm. Roadways will be pretreated ahead of the expected snowfall. To report a non-emergency issue, call to connect to the Mayor’s Center for City Services by dialing 3-1-1, visiting www.PVD311.com, or by downloading the PVD311 mobile app for 24/7 access.
Residents can receive snow-ready tips online by visiting www.providenceri.gov/snow-ready/ to ensure they are well prepared with the latest information before, during, and after a snowfall. To receive up-to-the-minute alerts and updates, residents are encouraged to register for the CodeRED emergency notification system by visiting: www.providenceri.gov/codered
High winds are expected in the forecast for Monday continuing overnight into Tuesday morning. Residents experiencing power outages should contact National Grid at 800-322-3223. Individuals are warned never to touch downed power lines and report downed lines to National Grid. In the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
When extreme cold is forecasted, warming centers are open to the public for those who need to seek temporary shelter in Providence. To view a list of facilities serving as warming centers, please visit www.providenceri.gov/pema/providence-warming-centers/. This page will be updated with information as additional centers are opened. Residents should contact Warming Centers directly for any changes to service.