Five Things: No School, Yes Snow
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Feb 8.
Blizzard! It’s looking like we will be getting some major snow. Check out the latest National Weather Service forecast here, or the latest from WPRI's weather page here. Here's the forecast as of 10:30 p.m. Thursday: "BLIZZARD CONDITIONS expected by late in the day and into Saturday morning. Snow is expected to start between 6-9am Friday morning and may initially be light; however, conditions will go downhill through the day with accumulations likely beginning by afternoon. The height of the storm will be Friday evening into Saturday Morning. This is a storm that will have a variety of weather hazards in addition to any snow includingstrong, damaging winds, poor road conditions andlimited visibility. Some mixing of sleet and rain is possible at the south coast. Where it stays "all snow" there is a high chance of 1 to 2 feet of snow, but there could be isolated spots which pick up over 2ft of snow. Any mixing of rain and sleet would hold down snow accumulation amounts near the coast...10-18" of snow.
EG Storm Info Page here: EG Patch has a landing page for all stories Winter Storm Nemo – access it here. For fun, check out the video attached here to see what one shopper was buying Thursday to ride out the storm!
Cancellations: School has been cancelled. To see additional cancellations, click here.
Trash pickup: Trash pickup will take place as scheduled today. The town requests residents take in the empty receptacles as soon after pickup as possible.
25 Years as Town Manager: Today marks the day 25 years ago that Bill Sequino started as town manager for the Town of East Greenwich. We'll have more on Bill's tenure next week. If you have a story to share, send it to me at email@example.com.
Your photos: Snow pictures are always fun to share. If you have photos to share, upload them here.
How Much Snow Will We Get? Tell us in the comments section how many (drift-free) inches you think we will get. The closest guesses will receive either a Patch water bottle, t-shirt, or tote bag – your choice.