Parking Ban to noon today, Friday Jan 5, Transfer Station opens at Noon

The Portsmouth Parking Ban will end at noon today, Friday Jan 5.  The Transfer Station remains closed until noon today Friday due to snow cleanup. #Grayson02871

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Warming Center Now Open At CCRI Newport Campus

*** Warming Center Open at CCRI Newport Campus ***
 
Since most of the heavy snow has abated and electric power has remained stable, the Red Cross Regional Shelter at Middletown’s Gaudet School will not be in operation tonight.
 
A warming center at the Newport campus of CCRI is now in operation and will be open all night. If you need transportation to the CCRI warming center, please call your local fire department’s non-emergency phone number. In Portsmouth that number is 683-1200.
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All Portsmouth Public Schools Closed on Friday

All Portsmouth Public Schools will be closed on Friday Jan 5 #Grayson02871

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Portsmouth Town Hall, Schools, Transfer Station Closed Thur Jan 4

The Portsmouth Town Hall will be closed Thurs Jan 4 due to the winter storm.

All Portsmouth public schools will be closed Thurs Jan 4 due to the winter storm.

The Hedley St Transfer Station and the Prudence Transfer Station will be closed Thurs Jan 4 due to the winter storm.

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Parking Ban in Portsmouth begins midnight tonight

The Portsmouth Police Department has issued a snow emergency Parking Ban beginning at midnight tonight (Wed) through Friday 12:00 noon.

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WINTER STORM WARNING for Thursday Jan 4

*** WINTER STORM WARNING for Thursday Jan 4 ***

The Winter Storm Watch for Thursday has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning.

Road travel is not recommended for Thursday. Heavy snow and high winds will result in white-out conditions on snow covered roads. Travel will be extremely dangerous or impossible.

Power outages are possible. Check batteries in flashlights, lanterns, radios, smoke detectors, and carbon monoxide detectors now. Charge cell phones and reserve battery banks now. Do not use candles in the event of a power outage.

Below is the Winter Storm Warning message from National Weather Service Taunton:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Taunton MA
350 AM EST Wed Jan 3 2018
…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM THURSDAY TO 1 AM EST
FRIDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Travel will be very difficult to
impossible. Damage to trees and power lines is possible. Total
snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches, with localized amounts
up to 14 inches, are expected.

* WHERE…Portions of eastern Massachusetts and all of Rhode
Island except Block Island.

* WHEN…From 1 AM Thursday to 1 AM EST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Near blizzard conditions are likely in this
region. Significant reductions in visibility are possible with
near white-out conditions for a time Thursday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are
calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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Winter Storm Watch for Thurs Jan 4

Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Taunton MA
309 AM EST Tue Jan 2 2018

Providence, Coventry, West Greenwich, East Greenwich, Warwick,
West Warwick, Bristol, Narragansett, Westerly, Newport,
and New Shoreham

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel conditions.
  Total snow accumulations of 5 to 7 inches are possible.

* WHERE...Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts except for Cape
  Cod and the Islands.

* WHEN...From late Wednesday night through late Thursday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are
  possible as well as blowing and drifting snowfall.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.
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High Wind Warning for Christmas Day

*** High Wind Warning for Christmas Day ***

Take action now to secure loose outdoor objects.
Be prepared for any possible power outages.

Here is the warning from the Taunton office of the National Weather Service:

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Taunton MA
407 PM EST Sun Dec 24 2017

…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 4 PM EST MONDAY…

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a High Wind Warning, which is in effect from 7 AM to 4 PM EST Monday.

* Location…Coastal Plymouth and Bristol Counties in
Massachusetts and Newport and Washington Counties in Rhode Island.

* Winds…West 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Timing…Monday morning and afternoon.

* Impacts…The potential exists for trees and power lines to be
knocked down, causing power outages and property damage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A High Wind Warning is issued when sustained winds of 40 mph are expected for at least one hour, with gusts of 58 mph or greater at any time. Damage to trees, power lines, and property are possible with winds of this magnitude. Power outages are likely. Take action to secure loose outdoor objects.

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Parking Ban 4 AM Saturday until Noon Sunday

A parking ban is in effect in Portsmouth from 4:00 AM Saturday 12/9/17 until Noon on Sunday 12/10/17.

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Power Restoration Update Mon night 10/30

National Grid line crews have made good progress in restoring electric service to Portsmouth customers. Power has been restored to nearly 700 Portsmouth homes since this afternoon. Approximately 100 customers are still without electric power.

 

If your home is still without power, call National Grid at (800) 465-1212 just to be sure that they are aware of your situation.

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