Luis Guerrero, of Central Falls, uses a snowblower to clear the driveway at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption on Walcott St. in Pawtucket as yet another winter storm blankets the area with snow, sleet and ice Wednesday.
(Photo by Ernest A. Brown)
PAWTUCKET â€“ An accurate weather service forecast, a parking ban and a â€śno schoolâ€ť call helped the cityâ€™s Department of Public Works to get a good handle on Wednesdayâ€™s snowstorm.
By mid-morning, most of Pawtucketâ€™s roads were very passable and by lunchtime, many were down to the pavement, as temperatures warmed up and the snow tapered off.
Norman Lamoureux, operations manager for DPW, said the storm did just what the weather service had predicted this time: generate about an inch and a half of snow each hour from about 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. and then change to drizzle. â€śHaving the parking ban in place and school called off enabled us to really get the plows out there early and do the job. Weâ€™re in really good shape,â€ť he said.
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