Warwick officials prepping for weekend storm

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WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Cities and towns across Southern New England are getting ready for a winter storm that has the potential to drop a ton of snow across the region.

Eyewitness News spoke with Warwick city officials Thursday about how they are preparing for the first significant snow storm.

“We’re ready to go with our trucks – the city trucks, [and] we have private contractors standing by,” said Public Works Director David Picozzi. “If we get the worst of it, we will call in the private contractors but we’re pretty much ready to go.”

The Pinpoint Weather Team has been tracking the storm all week. Right now, the amount of snow we will see is dependent on which way the storm tracks.

Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian said his team will be updating their website and social media sites as the storm progresses.

“We will be posting any parking bans, any restricted travel,” he said. “We will also let you know if we are closing down any city departments, [if] the rink and the pool are going to be open, whether the library will be open.”

Avedisian said he doesn’t want residents to forget to do their part, too. The city has a new ordinance requiring all sidewalks be cleared within 72 hours of a storm.

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