Providence Schools Closed Tomorrow, Parking Ban to Begin at Midnight as City Prepares for Overnight Winter Storm


PROVIDENCE, RI – Due to expected winter storm conditions Providence Public Schools
and afterschool activities are canceled for Monday, March 21, 2016. A citywide
parking ban will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 21, and will remain in effect
until further notice.

Residents with overnight parking passes are advised that they cannot park on the
street during the duration of the citywide parking ban. Vehicles parked on the
street in violation of the citywide parking ban will be subject to ticketing and
towing to ensure roadways can be cleared.

Residents are invited to contact the Mayor’s Center for City Services by dialing
3-1-1 or using the PVD311 mobile app, which is available for
iPhone<> and

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

Garbage and recycling collection will be suspended on Monday. Collection will be on
a holiday schedule, taking place the following day throughout the week with Friday
collection taking place on Saturday.

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

The Department of Public Works has prepared all equipment and personnel to respond
to the storm. Roadways will be pretreated ahead of the expected snowfall.