Sunday Blizzard Blog: Power Picture Improves, Still No Word On School

Life is getting back to normal, but power outages, rain tomorrow are still causing problems.

Sunday, Feb. 10

4:15 p.m.

  • Power is back on in the Frenchtown area, according to the police, including Frenchtown School. No word yet on Meadowbrook and EGHS. At 4 p.m., the number of EG customers without power was down to 440, they said.
  • There WILL BE normal trash collection this week, said Town Manager Bill Sequino.
  • DPW plows will be widening roads all over town tomorrow. "It was a very messy storm," said Sequino. "We need to push back that snow so that cars can get by."
  • The sidewalks are hit and miss on Main Street right now. Some shop owners have shoveled; others have not. The town often helps clear the snow off Main Street sidewalks but, said Sequino they just don't have the time until the roads have been widened – it could happen overnight Monday.

1:45 p.m. 

  • EG Police Lt. Brian Clement said three out of the town's six public schools were without power: Frenchtown, Meadowbrook and EGHS. He said National Grid was on Frenchtown Road now working on that power outage; he had no word on the outage affecting the other schools. Supt. Victor Mercurio said he wasn't sure how soon he'd make the call.
  • Clement also commended Department of Public Works employees for their efforts clearing the streets over the past two days: "The response by DPW – I’ve got to commend them for their response."
  • The pasta dinner at the Fireman's Hall to raise money for the Boy Scout House on Spring Street has been postponed. Stay tuned for the new date.
  • According to the Providence Journal's list of customers by community without power, 880 customers in East Greenwich still in the dark. By the way, their "E-Edition" is free through Monday. The Kent County Y is offering showers, warmth and power outlets to anyone in need. 
  • The R.I. Emergency Management Agency recommends clearing snow off of flat roofs because sleet and rain are in the forecast Monday.
EG Student February 10, 2013 at 11:11 PM
School's cancelled!
Betsy Dever February 11, 2013 at 12:04 AM
This is the first snow storm that I can recall down here on Marlborough St that the plow drivers did an awful job. Usually they are great and I had high hopes since there were no cars parked on my section but I had to end up shoveling 4 extra feet since they only plowed one side of the street.
EG Student February 11, 2013 at 12:25 AM
No school.
EG Student February 11, 2013 at 12:26 AM
In case you didnt already know.
Angel February 11, 2013 at 02:00 PM
In the plowers defense, how could they plow main street when there were cars parked on BOTH sides of the street yesterday afternoon? I know people are going out to eat that dont have power, but carpool, or park in a lot off main so they can plow correctly. We had to take route 1 from the airport cuz the ramp to 95 was closed..and we could barely drive in via main..we were sliding all over the place, slush was in the middle of the road, yet there were those big SUVs halfway of each side of the sidewalk, sticking out,...No way an ambulance or fire truck could have made it through..STAY HOME PEOPLE


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