After snowless winter so far, Mother Nature is poised to bring a genuine snowmaker to the area on Saturday — one day after one to two inches of snow fell on the city.
To see weather conditions in Cranton, check out the Cranston WeatherBug page.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the entire state with accumulations of about four to six inches by the time everything is over.
The city announced that trash and recycling pickup will start early at 5 a.m. on Saturday. Waste Management will be picking up garbage for Cranston residents whose regularly schedule trash pickup is on Friday. Make sure to have your bins at the curb by 5 a.m., or better yet, put them out tonight.
Snow will begin around midnight. Traveling in an east to west direction, most of the snow will fall mid morning into early afternoon. Snow will diminish late in the afternoon.
Because the ground is already cold, expect the snow to accumulate quickly. Untreated surfaces will get slippery. As a result, motorists are advised to use extreme caution or stay off the road if possible.
Cranston Police have not yet issued a parking ban, but it could join the more than a dozen departments across the state that have already activated bans starting either tonight or tomorrow morning.
To put things into perspective, by this time last year, the city was close to depleting its entire $550,000 snow removal budget and we had already received about 24 inches of snow in total. And that was before a back-to-back storm system at the end of January that required plows to be on the road for nearly two days straight.