Portsmouth cancels after-school events

PORTSMOUTH — Due to an expected increase in precipitation in the late afternoon/early evening hours, all after-school events and activities scheduled for Thursday, March 7 in the public schools have been canceled.

Individual schools will let parents know if or when the events will be re-scheduled.

The R.I. Interscholastic League will determine whether the co-op hockey team competitions will take place tonight. The high school athletic director will share the information with team members when more is learned.

Police have issued a parking ban for Portsmouth through noon on Friday, March 8.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for early Thursday into Friday for this area.

For updates on the weather, follow the Portsmouth Emergency Management Agency blog athttp://portsmouthemergency.com/blog.