Wednesday, February 13, 2013
On a scale from A-F, what grade would you give National Grid?
Wednesday, February 13
Friday's blizzard took power across much of Rhode Island, leaving customers in the dark and cold for days. While Johnston didn't experience the widespread, long-term outages, there were pockets of the town that went dark. National Grid managed to restore a majority of Johnston residents' power by Sunday afternoon. We want to know what you thought about the response and restoration efforts. On an A - F scale, what grade would you give National Grid through this winter storm? What did you think about the response? Tell us in the comment section below!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Johnston is looking at the possibility of two more snowstorms this week — one Wednesday and a potentially bigger one Sunday.
Tuesday, February 12
Although it's early in the game, some preliminary weather models are projecting more snow to move into the area this week. First, initial projections are predicting that Rhode Island could get 2 to 4 inches Wednesday into Thursday as a smaller system makes its way across the Northeast. More aggressive models project 6 to 8 inches. Unfortunately, that's not all. Another major storm system, currently brewing in the Pacific Northwest, could be heading straight toward New England this weekend. Cold air from Canada is expected to plunge into the storm system and could hit the Northeast or bypass the area and head out to sea. Earliest estimates have the storm hitting Rhode Island Sunday or Sunday night. This storm could pack more of a punch …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Classes are cancelled Tuesday, Feb. 12, as the town continues to clean up from the Blizzard of 2013.
Schools are closed in Johnston Tuesday as the town continues to clean up after the blizzard of 2013 dumped more than 2 feet of snow in parts of the town. Most residents have had power restored, but mountains of snow line the street after the worst storm in decades moved through the state Friday and Saturday, forcing students to miss a third straight day of class. Around the state, communities continue to recover from the storm. Beginning Tuesday, the state is dispatching Preliminary Disaster Assessment (PDA) teams to conduct surveys throughout the state, Gov. Lincoln Chafee's office annunced Monday. Teams, comprised of federal, state, and local officials, will visit affected areas to view storm damages firsthand, assess the scope of …
Just a handful of areas remain in the dark in Johnston, and all should have electricity this afternoon.
Compared to other communities in the state, Johnston got off easy. Power outages were not widespread, and only a couple dozen are left in the dark. The blizzard of 2013 dumped about 2 feet of snow across most of the town, but the power largely stayed on throughout the weekend, according to National Grid's Power Outage Map. Today, only a few pockets of outages remain, most along Hartford Avenue and Killingly Street. The electric company estimates full power in the town by around lunchtime today. Other towns in the state were not so lucky. Some communities, especially on the East Bay and the South coast, experienced widespread outages and continue to struggle without heat and — in homes with wells — running water. National Grid expects full…
Are you satisfied or frustrated with how the town handled the worst storm in decades? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Now that the snow has fallen, and started to melt, it’s your time to rate how the Johnston's plows handled the 2 feet-plus of snow that fell Friday and Saturday. Feel free to give praise or thanks, express frustrations or offer up constructive criticism in the comments below, and keep in mind, the blizzard was the 5th largest snowstorm in New England history. Johnston Winter Storm Center
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Classes are canceled Monday, Feb. 10.
Kids in Johnston get an extra day to play in the snow, as classes are cancelled Tuesday, Feb. 10, the school department announced Sunday afternoon. While power has been restored to most of Johnston, pockets of the town remain in the dark, after the Blizzard of 2013 dropped more than 20 inches of snow across most of the town Friday and Saturday. Stick with Johnston Patch for updated information on the storm aftermath as it comes available.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Get up-to-the-minute information on the blizzard of 2013 right here on Johnston Patch.
Show off your photos from the blizzard by adding them here.
We're in the midst of a potentially historic blizzard right now in Johnston. Help us document the blizzard of 2013 by adding your photos here. From funny photos to beautiful pictures of a snow-filled landscape to shots of your kids/pets playing in the snow, post them here! P.S. We'll be alternating the featured photo every few hours!
Friday, February 8, 2013
As expected, Rhode Islanders are experiencing widespread power outages. More than 3,000 are in the dark in Johnston.
More than 3,000 in Johnston and more than 100,000 homes across the state are in the dark at this hour as the blizzard of 2013 is reaching its peak. With snowfall increasing and winds picking up, power outages are beginning to spring up across the state as Rhode Island gets hit with a blizzard. According to National Grid's power outage map, more than 20,000 Rhode Islanders are without power. The bulk of that number comes from South County with 15,000 affected customers. In Johnston, more than 3,000 are without power, many along Plainfield Pike near the Cranston border. National Grid urges customers to be patient while crews work to restore power. According to statements from National Grid, work will recommence once roadsways are clear and …
The worst of the blizzard of 2013 should continue for the next 6-10 hours. Help us track power outages in Johnston.
The blizzard of 2013 is beginning to peak across Johnston, conditions that should continue for the next 6-10 hours. Snow is falling at a rate of 1-2 inches an hour, and should remain consistent through the night. Some areas could see as much as 3 inches an hour falling overnight. All tolled, that adds up to 18-24 inches for Johnston, with some areas possibly getting as much as 30 inches. The wind is also becoming a problem as gusts have registered as high as 40 mph already. Wind speed could increase to as high as 60 mph overnight. The heavy, wet snow, combined with high winds could topple trees and electric poles, causing power outages throughout the state. So far, National Grid's power outage map is not showing significant power outages …