Providence Public Schools Closed on February 9th with Citywide Parking Ban to Take Effect 2:00 AM


PROVIDENCE, RI – Due to winter storm conditions Providence Public Schools and
afterschool activities are canceled for February 9th, 2017. Recreation Centers will
also be closed tomorrow. There will be a citywide parking ban beginning at 2:00AM on
February 9th, which will remain in effect until further notice.

Garbage and recycling pickup in Providence will be rescheduled due to weather. All
collections scheduled for February 9th will be made on February 10th, Friday’s
scheduled collections will take place on Saturday.

Residents with overnight parking passes are advised that they cannot park on the
street during the duration of the citywide parking ban. All vehicles parked on the
street in violation of the citywide parking ban will be ticketed and towed to ensure
that roadways can be plowed properly.

The Department of Public Works has prepared all equipment and personnel to respond
to the storm and will be pretreating the roads prior to snow fall tomorrow.

To report a non-emergency issue, download the PVD311 application on the Apple Store
or Google Play or call 3-1-1 during business hours which will be extended to 8:00PM
on February 9th. The Mayor’s Center for City Services will also open early on
February 10th, at 7:30AM for anyone who needs assistance after the storm.

To receive up-to-the-minute alerts and updates, residents are encouraged to register
for the CodeRED emergency notification system by visiting:

Residents experiencing power outages should contact National Grid at 800-322-3223.
Individuals are warned never to touch downed power lines and report downed lines to
National Grid. In the event of an emergency, dial 911.