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?
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
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 …
North Kingstown stands to get anywhere between 18 to 24 inches of snow.
With Snow Storm Nemo on the way, North Kingstown town workers are prepping for what could be a historic blizzard. Crews began pre-treating the roads Thursday night in preparation for the storm, which is projected to drop 18 to 24 inches of snow on the area. Though the snow is supposed to start this morning, the worst of it won't start until afternoon when the heaviest snowfall begins. Forecasters are predicting that the snowfall rate could be as much as two to three inches of snow per hour, making driving nearly impossible and potentially creating whiteout conditions. Coupled with warnings from the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), a parking ban has been issued for all of North Kingstown effective noon Friday. …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
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. …