With snow, high winds and heavy rains predicted for southern Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut, local and state officials are taking precautions and announcing cancellations and storm-related policies. Gov. Lincoln Chafee has announced that the state has enacted its adverse weather policy for state workers, while Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has ordered a delayed opening for state offices this morning until 10 a.m. for all nonessential state employees
Locally, the following schools are closed today:
North Stonington Schools
North Stonington Christian Academy
St Pius X School
St. Michael School
Pine Point School
Wood River Pre-school
Trinity Lutheran Pre-school, Ashaway
All three branches of the Ocean Community YMCA; Arcadia, Mystic and Westerly-Pawcatuck has announced that all branches are open today but all classes scheduled before 3 p.m. have been canceled.
Charlestown Senior Center is closed
Area colleges/universities have made announcements:
CCRI — All campuses, all classes and activities canceled until 4 p.m.
Mitchell College — Classes canceled
Providence College — Morning classes canceled; offices closed
RI College — Classes canceled through 4 p.m.; classes/events will resume this evening
URI — Morning classes canceled; classes resume at noon
Closings and other storm-related announcements will be posted as they are received.
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