Snowstorm causes damage, travel headaches

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Road conditions improved hour by hour Monday, on the heels of this second March snowstorm. But travel remained tricky in many spots, with drivers taking it slow.

“I’ve seen cars broken down, people stuck. It’s everywhere. It’s bad out there,” said Thomas Walton of Providence.

On Charles Street in Providence Monday morning, a tractor-trailer blocked part of the road, after colliding with a van–with traffic barely squeezing by as the scene was cleared.

“Take it easy, take it slow,” said Helen Oladini of Providence.

The heavy wet snow also caused headaches for homeowners. The front door to one East Providence home was blocked by a fallen limb that just couldn’t handle the weight.

“It wouldn’t be bad if it was fluffy, but it’s that wet snow. That heavy wet snow,” said Walton.

At TF Green Airport, the aftermath of the storm bringing some good news. After plenty of delays and canceled flights early Monday morning, air travel is basically back on schedule.

“Definitely a little concerned. We woke up at 6am just to kind of check, make sure that everything was still on board, still a go for the flight, so I got really lucky that mine hasn’t been delayed,” said Gracie Gibbon, who’s headed back to Corpus Christi, Texas.

If you’re headed out on the roads this afternoon, State Police have some advice for drivers. Make sure you clear off your windows, mirrors, and head and tail lights. Allow plenty of space between you and the car in front of you, and leave plenty of extra time to reach your destination.

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