Northwestern RI brushes off Wednesday’s storm

FOSTER, R.I. (WPRI) — If you thought Wednesday’s snowfall was a struggle, the residents of Foster and Glocester got the brunt of the storm. The towns saw about 8-10 inches of snow, which was nothing they hadn’t handled in the past.

Eyewitness News Reporter Walt Buteau traveled the state on Wednesday and by noon made it to the northern parts of Rhode Island. Its residents were more than capable of dealing with the aftermath of the storm, as Glocester’s major roads were cleared by 12 p.m.

“We’re used to getting buried up to our butts in snow,” says Glocester resident Kevin Kitson. “It is the home base of ‘no school Foster/Glocester.’”

The town has seen far worse days than this, and its inhabitants are well-equipped for the frequent inclement weather of winter in New England. Many have their own snow blowers or even plows.

John Reis recalled a story from a 1978 blizzard, where the snow went up to cover the second story windows of his Glocester house. He described the sight as “like a big slide.”

Another storm is expected to roll in to the area this weekend, and Glocester’s residents are already more than prepared for it.

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