Mayor Jorge Elorza has announced that Providence Schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, February 9, in anticipation of a snow storm.
In a statement just released, Elorza also said that a citywide parking ban will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday.
The actions are in response to a winter storm forecast from the National Weather Service. All public after school activities in the capital city are also canceled.
Garbage pickup will be on a holiday schedule. Residents with overnight parking passes will not be allowed to park on city streets. Vehicles parked on streets will be ticketed and towed to ensure that the roads can be effectively plowed.
``This has already been a historic snow season in Providence,’’ said Elorza. ``More snow is on the way and our crews will continue to work around the clock to clear our streets and sidewalks. Our determination to make life and and business in our city as convenient as possible will not waver.’’
The city’s snow hotline can be reached at 401-680-8080.