‘We are taking this storm seriously’: Providence prepares for snowstorm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — “We are taking this storm seriously,” said Providence Mayor Brett Smiley of  Monday night’s anticipated snowfall.

Smiley asked residents to take precautions as Rhode Island expects snow to accumulate Monday night through Tuesday.

The mayor said the capital city will be pretreating roads and preparing workers to clear snow quickly and effectively throughout the night.

“Our goal is to ensure safe roads and that there are minimal impacts to the morning commute,” said Smiley.

The Democrat said residents should exercise caution, sign up for CodeRED alerts, reach out the city at 311 if they have any nonemergency issues.

Providence is expected to get four to six inches of snow, starting at 11 p.m. through 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Also Monday, the Providence Emergency Management Agency reminded residents that there are emergency shelters available for those experiencing homelessness.

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