East Greenwich Storm Center: Town Digs Out

Check back with EG Patch throughout the storm and after for the latest info.

A plow clears the intersection of Prospect and Friendship streets Friday morning. Credit: EG Patch
A plow clears the intersection of Prospect and Friendship streets Friday morning. Credit: EG Patch
Friday, Jan. 3, 11 a.m.

Trash pickup will take place today, town officials tell EG Patch. Town offices are CLOSED today.
Friday, Jan. 3, 10:10 a.m. 

By 8 a.m. Starbucks and CVS on Main Street were open, though largely deserted. Town trucks have been making the rounds and many streets are clear. With temperatures in the single digits, residents who are in need of a warm place are welcome to spend the day at Swift Community Center. 

Thursday, Jan. 2, 4 p.m.

School has been cancelled for Friday, Jan. 3, according to Supt. Victor Mercurio. If you're wondering what goes into making an early dismissal decision like the one made last night for today, Mercurio offers his reasoning here.

Thursday, Jan. 2, 2:15 p.m. 

A parking ban went into effect at noon today until further notice. 

Trash pickup will continue as scheduled (a one-day delay due to the New Year's Day holiday), but residents are asked to put the trash cans out in the morning to allow for the plows to clear the roads over night. Trash should be brought to the curb by 7 a.m.

Recreation activities scheduled for this evening have been cancelled. Senior Services activities scheduled for this afternoon have been cancelled.

Thursday, Jan. 2, 12:10 p.m. 

Most of Rhode Island will miss the bulk of the storm that is drifting further east, but significant snow and strong wind gusts are still expected throughout the night into Friday morning. For more information, click here.

Thursday, Jan. 2, 10 a.m.

Light snow will continue through Thursday, with conditions worsening Thursday evening and overnight. Some white-out conditions are predicted. East Greenwich could get between 6 to 10 inches of snow by Friday morning.

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 8:37 p.m.

Supt. Victor Mercurio notified families via robo call Wednesday evening that schools will be dismissed early tomorrow, in light of predictions of a significant snow storm due to arrive overnight

East Greenwich High School and Cole Middle School will be released at 12:45 p.m. Eldredge and Frenchtown schools will be dismissed at 1:15 p.m. Hanaford and Meadowbrook Farms schools will be dismissed at 2 p.m. 

There will be no afternoon kindergarten. 

Snowfall is due to begin overnight Wednesday and continue into Friday morning, with accumulations of 6 to 10 inches predicted. The worst of the snowfall is predicted for Thursday evening to Friday.
Karen Taylor January 03, 2014 at 09:39 AM
The Library will also be closed on Friday.


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