Effects of Hurricane Sandy begin to take shape in East Providence

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EAST PROVIDENCE — As expected the effects of Hurricane Sandy are beginning to take shape in East Providence.

Road in the city remain relatively clear of debris. There are certainly fallen branches, but as of about 3 p.m. the most hazardous aspect of driving are the abundance of wet leaves, which make the streets slick.

The main thoroughfares in East Providence were still clear on any obstacles. There was some minor street flooding, though nothing that would preclude drivers from getting home safely. The roads were, however, pretty barren for the start of rush hour, most businesses having already closed and most residents seemingly having heeded the word of officials to stay home.

The photo gallery below offers a glimpse of the city at mid-afternoon, Oct. 29...

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