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Archive - Feb 10, 2013

Storm clean-up came with obvious challenges

February 10, 2013

CUMBERLAND — The Blackstone Valley began to dig out from the Blizzard of 2013 this weekend but not without a few complications.
The intensity of the storm, its heavy snowfall overnight Friday and into Saturday morning, and high winds all hindered public safety crews in clearing roads immediately and set the stage for long hours of plowing into Monday.

Dip in Pawtucket River Bridge to be fixed

February 10, 2013

PAWTUCKET — The section of Interstate 95 that spans the Pawtucket River Bridge used to be so flat that it hardly seemed like a “bridge” at all when one drove over it. Yet, with the new construction, southbound motorists are reporting a noticeable “dip” or decline as they cross the bridge on I-95 near the Comfort Inn on George Street.
Rhode Island Department of Transportation officials have noticed this unevenness as well, and the contractor for the project is reportedly planning to correct the issue in the spring.


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