Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Only a handful of customers are without power in town.
Three days after the snow stopped falling from the Blizzard of 2013, nearly all of North Kingstown has power back. According to National Grid's power outage map, 16 customers in North Kingstown are still waiting for power as of noon Tuesday. At this time yesterday, about 1,400 of North Kingstown's 13,000 customers were still without power. More than 900 customers in Washington County are also without power at this time. In public statements, a National Grid spokesperson had said most of the state would have power restored by Sunday night, though many in North Kingstown had to wait until Monday night for power to return. At the height of the storm, power was knocked out to more than 9,000 customers in North Kingstown. Have photos …
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?
Monday, February 11, 2013
Classes will resume Tuesday.
North Kingstown's extended weekend is coming to an end as classes are set to resume Tuesday. Superintendent Phil Auger announced that schools would reopen Tuesday after being closed since Friday after this week's blizzard. School was cancelled Monday after three schools (Wickford Middle School, Suzanne M. Henseler Quidnessett Elementary and Stony Lane Elementary) were still without power. Town Manager Michael Embury recommended schools close on Monday as roads were still not safe for buses.
According to National Grid's power outage maps, many NK residents will have to wait until Monday night for power.
Three days after a blizzard first hit the area, some North Kingstown residents are still waking up without power Monday. According to National Grid's power outage map , almost 2,200 customers in North Kingstown are without power. For those without power, most should have it restored by 11:45 p.m. Monday. (Click here to check restoration times in your area.) As of Sunday night, the North Kingstown Public Safety Complex, Stony Lane Elemetnary, Suzanne M. Henseler Quidnessett Elementary and Wickford Middle School are all without power. Are you still without power?
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…
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Five things to know for Feb. 10.
1. Many North Kingstowners are still without power this morning. Click here for into about local warming centers if you need to seek refuge from the cold. 2. For all you shutterbugs who were out taking pictures yesterday (and probably snapping more today), add your photos to our gallery here. 3. Today's Cupcake Wars at North Kingstown High School have been postponed until tomorrow night at 6 p.m. 4. In non-blizzard news, the North Kingstown Town Council meets on Monday at 7 p.m. at Beechwood Center. Check here for the full agenda. 5. Today: sunny with highs near 33 with wind chills as low as zero. Tonight: partly cloudy with lows around 22. Tomorrow: rain showers, snow showers and freezing rain before 1 p.m. and then rain showers …
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
As the height of the blizzard begins, Rhode Island begins to experience power outages.
UPDATE, 9:45 p.m. Of the 13,000 National Grid customers in North Kingstown, more than 7,600 are without power as of 9:45 p.m. Across the state, almost 100,000 are powerless. In South County alone, 36,000 residents are without power. Original posting, 7:45 p.m. With snowfall increasing and winds picking up, power outages are beginning to spring up across the state as Rhode Island gets hit with a blizzard. According to National Grid's power outage map, more than 20,000 Rhode Islanders are without power. The bulk of that number comes from South County with 15,000 affected customers. In North Kingstown, 190 are without power. National Grid urges customers to be patient while crews work to restore power. According to statements from National …