Continuous Blizzard Updates
Heavy snowfall will continue throughout the day and may cause more power outages in areas.
The National Weather Service has lessened the amount of daytime expected snowfall to 9-13 inches and wind gusts to 38 mph.
If you do decide to venture out today to run errands, be sure to call ahead to your destination to ensure that they are open. The Warwick Mall is closed, and all of Providence Place Mall is closed except for Macy’s. Washington Trust Bank sent an e-mail out to all of its customers saying that all branches would be closed.
Daytime snow accumulation is now being predicted at 10-14 inches. Blowing snow will be a hazard until around 5 p.m. with a northwest wind between 17 and 21 mph with gusts up to 43 mph.
Snowfall is expected to taper off completely around 11 p.m.
According to an 8:18 a.m. update, the National Weather Service is now projecting 19 to 24 inches of snow for Coventry with the heaviest amounts falling through this afternoon.
Near whiteout conditions mixed with high winds will continue throughout the day as the snowfall predictions near the two feet mark.
The National Weather Service is expecting at least another six inches of snow to fall on Coventry during the during Wednesday's daytime hours. The heaviest accumulation will be before noon with lighter snowfall predicted to continue through 11 p.m.
At 4:30 a.m. National Grid reported about 24,000 Rhode Islanders are without power. If anyone needs to report an outage please call 508-389-4966
According to National Grid, as of 8:30 a.m. about 180 households in Coventry were without power. Crews are currently assessing restoration times.
Driving conditions are and will continue to be hazardous and officials ask residents to stay off of the roads unless it is absolutely necessary.
Check back to coventry.patch.com throughout the day for more blizzard updates.