Monday, February 11, 2013
Bristol-Warren Patch asked for readers to share the biggest impact of the Blizzard of 2013.
With power slowly being restored to Bristol and Warren on Sunday, Feb. 10, lots of readers answered our question on the Bristol-Warren Patch Facebook page about how their lives were affected by the blizzard and its aftermath. By 11:30 am on Monday, Feb. 11, National Grid reported 110 outages remaining in Bristol and Warren. Check out their responses above — and add your own in the comments section.
The number of residents still without power fell to just under 1,600 by 8 pm Sunday night.
As day breaks this morning with sun and increasing clouds — which are expected to result in a 90-percent chance of rain this afternoon — Bristol and Warren residents are beginning to emerge from the impact of the Blizzard of 2013. Schools remained closed today, including all of the public schools under the Bristol-Warren Regional School District, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Bristol. Roger Williams University announced on Sunday that classes at the Bristol campus would be cancelled today, though law classes in Bristol will resume at noon. The Providence campus will operate on its normal schedule, according to a notice on the University website. National Grid reported that about 1,500 households remained without power as of 8 pm…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
National Grid estimates it had solved nearly two-thirds of all the outages in Bristol and Warren by 4:45 pm on Feb. 10.
The number of households remaining without power in Bristol and Warren fell to just more than 5,000 on Sunday afternoon, and National Grid officials said full power could be restored as early as tonight. According to the utility company's Outage Central website, 5,195 customers were without electricity as of 4:45 pm Sunday, down from the 13,000 reported earlier Sunday. National Grid President Tim Horan said in a statement released Sunday afternoon that the company's crews could not begin the work of restoring power until 9 pm Saturday night because of the conditions of local roads. “We deeply appreciate the tremendous patience and support shown by our Rhode Island customers,” Horan said. “During the day on Sunday and continuing into …
By about 9:30 am Sunday, about 3,000 outages had been resolved with more than 13,000 left, according to National Grid.
National Grid crews made some progress toward restoring electrical power to customers in Bristol and Warren on Sunday morning, reporting that about 3,000 out of 16,000 households had been brought back online. Almost all of Warren, including Touisset, and most of Bristol still remained without power, and National Grid estimated that it may be Monday night before electricity is completely restored to both towns. Sunday's forecast is for sun and light winds with temperatures around 33, clear with lows in the 20s overnight, then warming up to the upper 40s on Monday. How long have you gone without electricity? When did your power come back on? What did you do in the meantime to cope with the loss of electricity? Let us know in the comments…
National Grid estimated that full power may not be restored to Bristol and Warren until Monday night.
Nearly all of the 16,000-plus National Grid accounts in Bristol and Warren remained without power as of 9 pm Saturday night, and the utility estimated that full power may not be restored until late Monday. As the two towns enter a second full day without electricity — most of the region went dark late Friday night as the height of the winter storm pushed through — each had opened shelters for residents. In Bristol, the shelter is Mount Hope High School; Warren opened Kickemuit Middle School as its warm shelter. The continued aftermath of the Blizzard of 2013 also forced many cancellations of events that had been scheduled for today: Check on other cancellations and delays here. Has your organization cancelled an event scheduled for …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
With Bristol and Warren in the dark, the next concern is the freezing temperatures expected tonight.
It started with a small number — fewer than 100 customers — losing power around 8 pm on Saturday. By midnight, nearly the entire East Bay went dark, the result of a power outage that affected 22,840 homes, according to National Grid. An estimated 110,000 people were left in the dark in Bristol, Warren, and Barrington, according to Bristol Town Administrator Antonio Teixeira. And with tonight's temperatures expected to fall into the teens with sub-zero wind chills, state and town officials turned their attention to getting shelters ready for residents who may still be without power. Just after 1 pm on WPRO radio, Chafee announced that the travel ban imposed Saturday morning would be partially lifted to allow Red Cross crews to set up heat…
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Has the snow subsided at your house? Or is the blizzard still dropping more where you live? Bristol and Warren were expected to get up to a foot — or more — of the white stuff overnight. How much did you get at your house? Use the Upload button to add your photos of snow accumulations near you.
Thanks to the blizzard, Bristol-Warren is expecting up to 24 inches of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Bristol-Warren Patch's coverage area.