Temps low, black ice threat remains

(WPRI) – Officials are urging drivers to use caution while navigating the slush-covered roads as falling temperatures are expected to cause some patchy black ice.

According to Meteorologist TJ Del Santo, there will be some slick areas Thursday morning from black ice and snow-covered roads. Be sure to take extra caution while driving.

Icy conditions are expected to stick around during the day, with high temperatures only reaching the upper 20s. In response, Cranston Public Schools have delayed classes one hour on Thursday.

As almost 9 inches of snow fell in some areas on Wednesday, plows worked steadily throughout the day to clear main roads. Smaller, neighborhood roads through are still snowy and slick in many areas.

Some side roads on the west side of Cranston were still covered with snow on Wednesday night, making driving difficult. Resident Mike Iafrati said it wasn’t just driving but digging out the wet, frozen snow that proved to be tedious.

“The last few storms were pretty easy because it was that light, powdery snow. Now it’s just that wet, heavy stuff and it’s going to be around for a while,” he said.

While the rest of the week looks dry in Southern New England, meteorologists are tracking the potential for a storm on Sunday evening into Monday.

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