Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Take a glimpse at some of the sights around Bristol and Warren.
On Wednesday afternoon, large snowflakes began falling over Bristol and Warren, creating a picturesque scene that has not occurred many times this winter. Though Patch user Christine Reed may be counting the days until spring, she took some time to soak up the view and snap this photo to send in! Do you have photos from the Leap Day snow? Add them to this slideshow or E-mail photos to email@example.com or text them to (401) 835-8843.
Worried about those budding flowers in the garden? Don't be.
Local residents have been bustling over rare warm temperatures and sights of green tulip leaves and purple crocus buds popping through the soil in February. But will Wednesday's snow end our early sights of spring? According to Bridget Tierney, owner of The Greenery in Warren, snow shouldn't put a damper on the early spring fever. "It has been such a mild winter so the snow shouldn't effect the flowers that are starting to pop through," Tierney says. "If anything, the colors of crocus plants will look even more vibrant against the white snow." According to WiseGeek.com, plants that are most vulnerable to frost are "soft woods, actively growing bloomers, and potted plants." But Tierney assures gardeners that emerging flowers such as crocus…
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
It may be messy but less than an inch of snow accumulation is expected.
We almost made it through February without seeing any more snow, but most parts of Rhode Island may see a dusting and some poor road conditions as we head into the middle of this week. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Rhode Island that will be in effect until 6 p.m. on March 1. Wednesday's forecast calls for rain and snow likely before 3 p.m., turning to snow later on. Less than an inch of snow is predicted, but rain, snow and sleet expected to arrive before 4 a.m. on Thursday may cause slick roads, making morning commutes difficult. So don't break out the snow shovels just yet, but do plan on giving yourself a little extra time getting to and from work on Wednesday and Thursday.
Friday, February 10, 2012
With snow on the horizon, Bristol and Warren officials are already putting together parking ban plans.
According to the National Weather Service, Bristol and Warren are expecting a few inches of snow on Saturday. The towns of Bristol and Warren are not taking any chances with this weekend's predicted snowfall and are already implementing parking bans on Saturday. According to the Warren Department of Public Works, a parking ban will be in effect on Saturday beginning at 6 pm. The Town of Bristol, is implementing a parking ban for Saturday beginning at 11 am and will remain in effect until further notice. Don't get caught parked on the road during a parking ban. Find out where to park your vehicles. Bristol Warren Patch will bring you the latest information regarding parking bans as it becomes available.
Monday, January 23, 2012
How did you spend your snowy weekend?
It seems Bristol and Warren residents not only survived the first snow of 2012, but enjoyed the photo opportunities the snow presented as well! While the National Weather Service had predicted a mere three to five inches of snowfall, many Patch users wrote in with much higher accumulations. Resident Jim Viera said, "all total I think we got close to 10", while a few other users wrote in to say they were measuring near 11" and just under one foot. So how did you spend your snowy weekend? Did you get bundled up and head out for work or play? Did you sit snugly in your home until the snowfall was over? Did you battle the snowflakes on Saturday to shovel your walkways? Upload your photos and use the comments section to tell us how you spent …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
How well did Bristol and Warren handle the first significant snow of 2012?
Is your street clear? Are you still buried? Is your mailbox still standing? As the sun shines, but the deep piles of snow remain, we want to know how you grade your town's response to this week's major snowstorm. Does the town get an A? B? C? F? Tell us what you think below in the Comments section.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Upload your own winter wonderland photographs!
The snow has been falling all morning and according to the National Weather Service, the flakes are not letting up any time soon. So why not take some photos? Whether you're spending the day watching the winter wonderland unfold from the comfort of your couch or are out helping the kids make the first snowman of 2012, we want to see it. Upload your own photos of the snow or email photographs (with location) to Sara.Bagwell@patch.com or text them to 835-8843.
Parking bans in Bristol and Warren are in effect until further notice
According to the National Weather Service, heavy snow will continue to fall through Saturday afternoon causing treacherous travel conditions. As of 12:45 p.m. travel conditions on Metacom Avenue and Hope Street are slow. Snow continues to cover main roadways and side streets making it increasingly slippery and difficult to travel on. Police urge commuters to use caution while driving. Bristol Police imposed a parking ban effective at 10 am on Saturday and Warren Police imposed a parking ban effective at noon on Saturday. Both parking bans are in place until further notice. Do you have travel updates or photos of the road conditions in Bristol and Warren? Upload, email or text photos to Sara.Bagwell@patch.com or 835-8843 or send us a tweet …
Patch put together a list of a few local residents who can plow, snow-blow, or dig you out of the storm.
With the expected snowfall, Bristol and Warren residents may be looking for help with snow removal. So we found a few snowplow drivers and shovelers who are willing to help – for a price. Do you offer snow plowing/shoveling/blowing services? Let us know in the comments section. Don't forget to include your price and contact information so residents can get ahold of you!
Bust out the rulers and cameras and tell us how much snow you have in your yard.
According to the National Weather Service, Bristol and Warren is expecting to get another estimated three to six inches of snow by the end of the day on Saturday. So get your rulers ready (hopefully you won't need a yard stick) and let us know how many inches you have gotten in your neighborhood. Don't forget to tell us what street you are on so we can see what areas of Bristol and Warren got the most snow. We ask you to help us cover this story by sending us your photos of the storm to be featured on the site. E-mail photographs (with location) to Bristol-Warren Patch Editor Sara Bagwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or text them to 835-8843.