Height of Storm Upon Us
The worst of the blizzard of 2013 should continue for the next 6-10 hours. Help us track power outages in Coventry.
The blizzard of 2013 is beginning to peak across Coventry, conditions that should continue for the next 6-10 hours.
Snow is falling at a rate of 1-2 inches an hour, and should remain consistent through the night. Some areas could see as much as 3 inches an hour falling overnight. All tolled, that adds up to 18-24 inches for Coventry, with some areas possibly getting as much as 30 inches.
The wind is also becoming a problem as gusts have registered as high as 40 mph already. Wind speed could increase to as high as 60 mph overnight.
The heavy, wet snow, combined with high winds could topple trees and electric poles, causing power outages throughout the state. According to National Grid's power outage map, more than 20,000 Rhode Islanders are without power. The bulk of that number comes from South County with 15,000 affected customers. As of right now, it is not showing significant power outages in Coventry, but Coventry Patch Facebook users have reported their lights flickering in just about every part of town.
National Grid urges customers to be patient while crews work to restore power. According to statements from National Grid, work will recommence once roadsways are clear and when the winds die down.
Report any power outages to National Grid at 1-800-465-1212.
Have you lost power in your neighborhood? Let us know in the comments section below so we can track outages throughout the town.