East Providence High School opens as shelter for those affected by storm


EAST PROVIDENCE — The city Emergency Management Agency has announced East Providence High School will open as a warming shelter Saturday, Feb. 9, for those affected by Nor'Easter Nemo.

Almost three-quarters of the city lost power during the storm, which dumped nearly two feet of snow in the area.

EPHS will open at noon and remain available to those who needed for the duration.

According to an update from EMA Director Wayne Barnes earlier Saturday, National Grid reported 78 percent of East Providence remains without power. Grid is working on their response and the damage will become more visible as roads improve.

The city had been plowing all night and this operation will continue as long as necessary. Snowfall has been around 20 inches.

Mr. Barnes continued, there have been emergency calls already for people trying to shovel. The top layer of snow is light but the bottom layer is very heavy. The morning temperature is about 17 degrees with wind chill near zero. Use extreme caution and bundle up outside. The city asks for residents to avoid driving.

Nor'easter Nemo


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