City Prepares Ahead of Winter Storm, All Providence Recreation Centers Open tomorrow from 12:00PM-9:00PM
December 2, 2019
PROVIDENCE, RI – Due to winter storm conditions Providence Public Schools and afterschool activities are canceled for Tuesday, December 3 and all Providence Recreation Centers will be open and offering meals for Providence youth from 12:00PM-9:00PM. There will also be a citywide parking ban beginning at 12:01AM on December 3, which will remain in effect until further notice.
Garbage and recycling pickup in Providence will go on as scheduled at this time. 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. Property owners are reminded to remove snow from their own properties, sidewalks and catch basins before, during and after the storm to ensure safe commutes for pedestrians.
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.
In an effort to secure access to food during inclement weather for Providence youth, Mayor Elorza’s Office, the Healthy Communities Office, the Parks Department and the Department of Recreation partnered with provider Sodexo to create the Emergency Food for Providence Youth Program. This is a first-of-its-kind pilot initiative in Rhode Island and was designed to provide healthy, safe, and adequate food to Providence students most in need during unanticipated school closures. The City will offer a free snack and meal at recreation centers for youth 18 years old and under. Currently, all recreation centers will be open from 12:00PM-9:00PM and will serve a snack from 12:30PM-1:30PM and a meal from 4:30PM-6:30PM.
To report a non-emergency issue, download the PVD311 application on the Apple Store or Google Play or call 3-1-1.
To receive up-to-the-minute alerts and updates, residents are encouraged to register for the CodeRED emergency notification system by visiting: https://www.providenceri.gov/PEMA/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 911.