Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Some roads are cleared while others are a bit gnarly. How do you think NK's plows did during the storm?
Now that the snow has fallen, and started to melt, it’s your time to rate how the North Kingstown's plows handled the 2 feet-plus of snow that fell Friday and Saturday. Feel free to give praise or thanks, express frustrations or offer up constructive criticism in the comments below, and keep in mind, the blizzard was the fifth largest snowstorm in New England history. What areas still need some TLC? What areas were cleared quickly and well?
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Many NK residents are still without power.
Update: School has been cancelled for Monday. Though many North Kingstown residents are still without power, only about a dozen people used Wickford Middle School as a shelter yesterday. According to Town Manager Michael Embury, the town closed down the shelter Sunday after only seeing 13 people the night before and four Sunday morning. They transported the remaining residents to a shelter in South Kingstown. As of 1 p.m. Sunday, 4,677 of North Kingstown's 13,000 National Grid customers are without power. Power is expected to be restored to most of the state and area by the end of Sunday night. (Click here to view National Grid's outage map and restoration times.) The town's public safety complex on Post Road (housing the North Kingstown…
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Gov. Chafee is restricting non-essential travel in the state.
UPDATE: The driving ban has been lifted as of 4 p.m. A statewide driving ban is still in effect while crews continue to clear roads across Rhode. This afternoon, Governor Lincoln Chafee declared several exemptions to the ban, specifically for those heading to shelters. As of 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, almost 180,000 Rhode Islanders are without power – almost 37 percent of the state. In North Kingstown, 7,850 of 13,035 customers are powerless. According to National Grid spokesperson David Graves, many Rhode Islanders could be without power for several days. In anticipation of restoration delays, several warming centers have been set up in the area. Temperatures are expected to drop to around 11 tonight. Those without power can seek refuge at …
Thanks to the blizzard, NK is expecting up to 24 inches of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of North Kingstown Patch's coverage area.
Friday, February 8, 2013
We’ve got the community covered … with your help.
With the blizzard making its way toward New England this weekend, the need for up-to-the minute info is even more important. At Patch, we will be working around-the-clock to cover the storm, but as with of our reporting, the more interaction we get from users the more comprehensive our coverage will be. North Kingstown Patch is as much your site as it is ours. So in the run-up to the blizzard, here’s how you can use Patch: 1. Get the news. When we know about storm-related news, so will you. From important town announcements, damages, power outages and floods, Twitter feeds and polls, we’ll have all the news covered 24-7. Check out our info center article for all the latest news and updates. 2. Comment. Have relevant information to add to …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
North Kingstown public schools will be closed Friday due to an incoming blizzard.
North Kingstown schools will be closed Friday as the area prepares for a potentially historic blizzard. School Superintendent Phil Auger announced Thursday afternoon that the entire district will be closed Friday. All before and after school activities have also been cancelled. Snow accumulations are projected anywhere from 18 to 24 inches for the area with wind speeds as high as 35 mph and gusts up to 60 mph. Get more storm updates by checking our Blizzard Blog here.
North Kingstown could see almost two feet of snow with Winter Storm Nemo.
If you've been talking about what a calm winter we've had, you've spoken too soon. Just a couple days after the 35th anniversary of the Blizzard of '78, New England is expected to get a blizzard this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for Rhode Island, calling this a potentially "historic winter storm and blizzard." Forecasters are projecting Rhode Island to get anywhere between 18 to 24 inches of snow on Friday, starting in the morning. We could see snow falling at 3-to-4 inches per hour and wind gusts of more than 20 miles per hour in the evening. Very strong winds are expected during the height of the storm, making travel "nearly impossible" with blowing and drifting snow. Whiteout conditions may be …
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Feb. 9, 4 p.m. The driving ban has been lifted statewide. Feb. 9, 2:15 p.m. Wickford Middle School will open as a warming shelter starting at 3 p.m. for those without power. Feb. 9, 1:45 p.m. Travel is still mostly restricted across the state. Emergency personnel and those heading to shelters or elsewhere for refuge are allowed to travel, otherwise a statewide driving ban is still in effect. Here's a list of warming shelters in RI: Learn more about the shelters here. Feb. 9, 1 p.m. Tomorrow's Cupcake Wars at NKHS have been postponed until Monday evening. Feb. 9, 10:15 a.m. About 8,500 of North Kingstown's 13,000 National Grid customers are without power right now. Statewide, the number is about 190,000 customers who are powerless. …