Woonsocket Under Blizzard Watch — Stay Informed

Woonsocket could get up to a foot or more of snow from approaching storm.


This weekend, just a couple days after the 35th anniversary of the Blizzard of '78, New England is expected to get a new blizzard.

Forecasters say snow will begin Friday morning, possibly mixing with rain in the afternoon, before returning Friday night to heavy, wet snow that could fall at a rate of up to 3 inches an hour, according to the National Weather Service. The height of the storm is expected to hit late Friday night into Saturday morning, continuing into the afternoon Saturday.

Snowfall in Woonsocket could range between 10 – 18 inches with the potential of 12 – 24 inches in areas.  Northeasterly winds of 25 – 35 mph may gust as high as 50 mph, resulting in downed trees and power outages.

Keep an eye on updated weather conditions with the Woonsocket Patch Weather Page. And check Woonsocket Patch for storm information posted as soon as it comes in.

Drivers who want to stay apprised of local traffic bans and advisories can sign up with the Woonsocket Police Department's Nixle service, allowing the WPD to send messages to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone text message and/or email. 

Parents [and students] looking for the quickest and easiest way to know whether their school is affected can sign up with The Rhode Island Broadcasting Association's text alert web page, for text message and email alerts as well.

Rhode Island school districts including the Woonsocket School Department and private schools like Beacon Charter High School are included in the RIBA list.

To sign up, users are required to provide a name and ZIP code, as well as a phone number or email address. The system will then send a test email or text message, and in the case of text messages, include a code to enter to confirm sign-up. 

Doctor February 07, 2013 at 03:36 PM
RIEMA states to consider making plans to delay or reschedule non-essential travel, especially Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. Personal safety should always be the top priority.
Danny59 February 09, 2013 at 03:30 AM
I know I might sound crazy,but I would rather be back home in Rhode island,even with Blizzard,than be in this foreign state of Floridah,not Florida,an ymore foreign state in USA,I miss my own kind people,food,stores,and belive me I miss weather,since i cam eto this terrible state and area,I have had nothing but heart ache,and pain,hate people ,especially idiot neighbors and weather,for we have always lived cial idiots,rotten stores,and always lived close to ocean,now inland with bunch anti-social idiots,and doctors now are rotten andso is most hospitals,all the Doctors are interested in is your money and your benefits,no more caring about you as patient? I pray every day that some how,prices rise or some one is willing to pay me what I need to get out of this state,and buy a home up north,for their rising,not cheap like dirtbag,florida? It has caused me to have severe high blood pressure,which also now caused heart trouble and now have acute COPD? Never had these problems until 02/07,moved here unfortunately in 11/05,stupidly listened to realtor,who lied about the whole place,worst place ever lived,and hubby is 3rd generation floridian,and now hates the whole state,says state gone to HELL?


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