Monday, January 28, 2013
Monday evening's drive home could prove slippery as light snows and freezing rain are expected to last through early Tuesday.
It may be less than inch of snow cover, but local meteorologists warn Monday's light snows could make for slippery roads and a difficult evening commute. A winter weather advisory will be in effect through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, as snows transition into sleet then light freezing rain after 5 p.m. "The evening rush hour is expected to be messy," states a weather warning by the National Weather Service station in Taunton, MA. The winter weather advisory warns travelers to use caution while on the roads as slippery conditions are likely. Icy conditions are likely to develop due to slightly warmer temperatures and the unstable nature of the precipitation. Motorists should use extra caution on untreated roadways as well as on overpasses and bridges…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
We want to know where you've spotted troubles on the road.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Whether you're commuting, running some errands or on a Sunday drive enjoying all our region has to offer, we're sure you've experienced it or at least seen it — road rage. It's often in police logs, and you've probably had a few choice words yourself when you've been cut off or seen someone on the cell phone. Tiverton-Litte Compton residents, we want to know — which community has the worst road rage problem? Where are the worst spots when it comes to driving? Tell us in the comments!
Thursday, September 20, 2012
What did you think of the new traffic pattern?
The new Sakonnet River Bridge opened for Route 24 northbound traffic today, Sept. 20, for the first time after years of construction. In approximately one week, the new bridge also will carry southbound traffic, according to the Department of Transportation. Tiverton-Little Compton Patch wants to know what you thought as you drove over the bridge for the first time! Did your commute feel shorter with Exit 5 toward downtown Tiverton and Main Road reopened after being closed in June? Were you impressed by the view? Did the route seem easier? Were you impressed by the bridge's new style? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
While the Sakonnet River Bridge's northbound lanes will open to traffic tomorrow, the bridge's southbound lanes could also open as early as next week, says the DOT.
The new Sakonnet River Bridge is scheduled to open to Route 24 northbound traffic tomorrow, Sept. 20, eliminating the 18-ton weight limit for northbound traffic, announced the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) on Wednesday. In approximately one week, the new bridge also will carry southbound traffic, according to the DOT. “With tomorrow’s milestone opening of the new Sakonnet River Bridge to northbound traffic, we will reduce the lengthy detour that the motoring public has used over the past four years,” said RIDOT Director Michael P. Lewis. “We thank the two host communities of Tiverton and Portsmouth for their continued patience and support during this project.” The new bridge is 2,265 feet long and approximately 96 …