December 16, 2020
PROVIDENCE, RI – Due to winter storm conditions, a citywide parking ban will go into effect at 12:01AM, tomorrow, December 17, 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.
Providence City Hall and 444 Westminster St. will be closed on Thursday, December 17, but City services will remain operational. The Providence Public School District has also announced that while school buildings will be closed on Thursday, December 17, all students will be participating in virtual learning. Providence recreation centers remain closed.
Garbage and recycling pickup in Providence scheduled for Thursday, December 17 will be made on Friday, December 18 and Friday’s scheduled collections will take place on Saturday, December 19.
The City’s youth meal delivery program delivered food packages on Tuesday, December 15 and will make the second weekly delivery today. Weather permitting, the regular Tuesday and Thursday delivery schedule will resume next week.
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
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.