WINTER STORM WARNING – Monday Feb 8

236 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016 …

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM MONDAY TO 7 AM EST TUESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM MONDAY TO 7 AM EST TUESDAY.

LOCATIONS……FALL RIVER…NEW BEDFORD…FOSTER…SMITHFIELD…PROVIDENCE…WARWICK…BRISTOL AND NEWPORT

* HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 10 INCHES.

* TIMING…SNOW OVERSPREADS THE AREA MONDAY MORNING 4 AM TO 7 AM THEN BECOMES HEAVY AT TIMES AFTER 8 AM AND CONTINUES INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON. SNOW INTENSITY BEGINS TO DIMINISH BY MID AFTERNOON. * IMPACTS…TRAVEL WILL BE SLOW AT BEST ON WELL TREATED SURFACES…AND QUITE DIFFICULT ON ANY UNPLOWED OR UNTREATED SURFACES. * WINDS…NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. * VISIBILITIES…ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES

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Portsmouth Town Hall – Limited Services

Some offices in Town Hall are closing early due to the storm. Please call 401-643-0499 and check before you come in. Thank you for your cooperation and be safe!

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Portsmouth Public Schools Closed Fri Feb 5

From the Portsmouth School Department: School is cancelled today, Friday, February 5, 2016, due to inclement weather.
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Parking Ban 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Friday Feb 5

 

The Portsmouth Police Department has issued a Snow Emergency Parking Ban in Portsmouth from 7:00 AM Friday Feb 5 through 7:00 PM Fri Feb 5.

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Parking Ban beginning Sat 10:00 AM

The Portsmouth Police Department has issued a Snow Emergency Parking Ban in Portsmouth from 10:00 AM Saturday Jan 23 through 2:00 PM Sunday Jan 24.

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Weekend Winter Storm Update

Computer models are struggling to forecast the total snowfall for the upcoming weekend storm in our area.

Regardless of how much snow we receive, one thing seems reasonably certain: The snow will be accompanied by strong winds. A blizzard watch is in effect for areas to our south including NYC and Long Island.

It is likely that highway travel may become dangerous or impossible on Saturday and Sunday. Be prepared to modify travel plans and be prepared to shelter in place.

Monitor the Portsmouth Police and EMA social media outlets for notification of a potential snow emergency parking ban. Please cooperate with any parking restrictions to allow our Public Works Department personnel clear the roads.

 

 

 

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Potential Winter Storm this weekend

A strong winter storm may impact our area this weekend.

Be prepared to modify travel plans this weekend if necessary.

Monitor the Portsmouth Police and EMA social media outlets for potential snow emergency parking ban information.

Keep all vehicle fuel tanks at least half full.

Check or replace batteries in smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, flashlights, lanterns and radios now.

Replenish your 3-day supply of non-perishable food and water now.

Monitor weather forecasts closely.

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Open House thanks

Thanks for coming down to see us in action at today’s Open House; special thanks to Chief Cranson and the Fire House Crew for a great event

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Parking at Open House

Public parking for the Open House is available in the rear of the Fire House

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Public Safety Open House Today Noon – 2:00 PM

The Portsmouth Fire and Police departments are hosting open house tours today from noon until 2:00 PM, The public is invited to tour the fire station and the police station. Bring the whole family. Refreshments will be served and there are activities for the kids. Visit the Town’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located on the second floor of the fire station. We will be live blogging from the EOC during the open house.

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