FRIDAY UPDATE: Here's the latest forecast for Friday and the weekend:
Snow Winding Down; Deep Freeze Setting In
The first storm of 2014 is underway as the initial flakes began falling before midnight on Thursday. During the day on Thursday there will be some accumulation, though much of the snow will come Thursday night into Friday before the storm ends by Friday afternoon.
Below is what you need to know about this week's significant winter storm. We will be updating this storm center article throughout the storm, so be sure to check back throughout.
How much snow is Tiverton and Little Compton expected to get Thursday and Friday? Here are the projections as of Thursday at 9 a.m.
Forecasts agree that most of Rhode Island will get 6-10 inches, with more possible along the coast. WPRI Channel 12 is calling for as much as a foot of snow north of Providence. It's possible the southern part of the state could get a couple inches less, but forecast totals have been trending up.
As of 5 p.m., several Tiverton parents reported receiving a call from the school department. There'll be no school Friday for Tiverton students. It's a snow day!
Portsmouth Public Schools are also closed for Thursday and Friday. This means Little Compton high school students won't return from winter break until Monday.
Tiverton library is closed Thursday and Friday.
Snow Emergency Declared Goes Into Effect
If you normally park your vehicle on the street, you're going to need to make alternative plans on Thursday and Friday.
The Tiverton Police Department has issued a parking ban starting at noon Thursday until further notice.
Tiverton and Little Compton Emergency Contacts
- In case of an emergency, dial 911
- Tiverton Police Department - (401) 625-6722
- Tiverton Fire Department - (401) 625-6707
- Little Compton Police Department - (401) 635–2311
- Little Compton Fire Department - (401) 635–2323
- National Grid power outages: (800) 465-1212
- Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (800) 837-4966