Parking Ban in Effect as Storm Kicks Up
Snow began early Thursday and morning and will continue through Friday. Street parking is prohibited through noon Saturday.
Snow began falling over the town in the wee hours this morning as the large nor'easter expected to last through Friday is underway.
The Johnston Police Department has issued a parking ban throughout the town, according to the mayor's office. It is in effect through noon Saturday.
Forecasts have been all over the place with this storm, with some forecasters calling for a couple inches, while others say close to a foot is possible. Johnston is close to the line between lots of snow and a mix of snow and rain. Most seem to think the town is in the 4-8 inch range. Heavy winds will accompany the snow, gusting as high as 50 mph, potentially causing power outages, especially late this afternoon and evening.
Snow began early Thursday morning, and will continue falling through the day and overnight tonight. Accumulations depend on the temperature, which is hovering right around the freezing point. If there is no changeover to rain, Johnston could see close to a foot of snow by the time the storm ends tomorrow afternoon, according to WJAR Channel 10.
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