Public Works delays trash collection in East Providence due to expected snow


EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Public Works Department is delaying the collection of trash in the city beginning with pick-ups scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 5, due to the overnight snowstorm expected to hit the area.

Upwards of six inches or more of snow is in the forecast, the storm anticipated to begin some time after midnight Wednesday.

Collections will resume Thursday, Feb. 6, with the remainder of the schedule for the week also delayed a day from its regular date.

In addition, Public Works and the East Providence Police Department announced a parking ban takes effect in East Providence as of midnight Wednesday, Feb. 5.

To track any potential closings due to the storm click here...


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