Black ice a threat as temperatures fall Tuesday night

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Drivers should continue to use caution Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning as falling temperatures will cause slick spots on roads across Southern New England.

The snowfall that began Monday night and lasted into late Tuesday afternoon led to higher accumulations than expected, with up to eight inches of snow in some spots.

Plows worked to clear roads around the region, and while the highways and main roads are generally clear, many side streets are still covered in a slippery layer of slush.

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The accumulating snow and reduced visibility led to a slow and messy commute Tuesday morning.

Many area schools were delayed by at least an hour, with some districts canceling school altogether on Tuesday. Parking bans remain in effect in a number of cities and towns.

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RIPTA detoured Routes 14, 18, 19, 27, 29, 55, 56, and 71 as a result of the conditions. Riders should expect delays and are encouraged to use extra caution at bus stops and shelters, which could be slippery.

Our WPRI.com Flight Tracker showed some delayed arrivals and departures at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick.

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