Say it ain’t snow: Wet conditions impact commute

Snow has ended, cold temperatures continue

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WPRI) — While the first snowflakes of the season fell into the early morning hours, it’s not expected to accumulate. However, the morning commute could still be slow with wet snow.

Snow is expected to coat grassy surfaces and cars, but will not exceed one inch in most of Southern New England, according to the Pinpoint Weather Team.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is ready to go, even though their services may not be necessary this time around. They’re still making their rounds though, they have their plow attached on the front, and salt in the back. So far, neither have been used.

Eyewitness News reporter Perry Russom said the traffic in Smithfield has been running smoothly all morning and hasn’t caused any issues as of yet.

Meanwhile, Troy Tessier of Scituate said he’s ready to for Friday’s morning commute.

“Just wet. I had no problems. I gotta stick to the posted speed limit anyway. I got GPS on my truck so whatever it says; if it says 35, I go 35. If it says 65, do 65. Hopefully, the commute to Franklin is pretty good.”

Though this is not a big snow day for the state, it will be a messy commute for everyone, so be sure to allow an extra 10 to 20 minutes to get to work.

And for those traveling along and north and west of 295, there may be some slick and snow covered roads.

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