State Government Press Releases

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The Pell Bridge in Newport and the Verrazano Bridge in Jamestown have been closed to commercial vehicle traffic due to sustained winds of 58 miles per hour. At this time, this does not impact passenger vehicles. For regularly updated information on closures and parking bans, visit www.riema.ri....
Providence, R.I. Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has announced that Rhode Island will enact its adverse weather policy for non-essential state employees for Friday, February 8, beginning with first-shift workers. Workers may choose not to report to work if they have the prior permission of their...
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a blizzard watch for the entire state. NWS is predicting the arrival of an historic winter storm in Rhode Island on Friday and continuing into early Saturday morning. Rhode Islanders can expect snow to start Friday morning and become heavier Friday...
Today, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced that he has accepted the resignation of Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) Executive Director Theresa C. Murray. Murray's last day at the agency will be February 15. In her resignation letter to Governor Chafee, Murray cited eldercare...
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announces that due to predicted low temperatures through the weekend, the following municipalities are offering warming centers: (Note: Changes and/or additions to this list are notated by an asterisk.) Charlestown: Police Community Room;...
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announces that due to predicted low temperatures, the following municipalities are offering warming centers: Charlestown: Town Hall; 4540 S. County Trail; Fri., 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Charlestown: Police Community Room; 4901 Old Post Rd.;...
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announces that due to predicted low temperatures, the following municipalities are offering warming centers: (Note: Changes and/or additions to this list are notated by an asterisk.) Charlestown: Town Hall; 4540 S. County Trail; Fri., 8:30 a.m.
Charlestown: Town Hall; 4540 S. County Trail; Wed. Fri., 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Charlestown: Police Community Room; 4901 Old Post Rd.; Wed. Sat., 7 a.m. 5 p.m. Charlestown: Senior Center; 100 Park Lane; Wed./Thurs., 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.; Fri., 8:30 a.m. - noon Coventry: Senior...
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announces that due to predicted low temperatures, the following local warming centers are scheduled to open: (Note: Changes and/or additions to this list are notated by an asterisk.) Charlestown: Town Hall; 4540 S. County Trail; Wed. Fri., 8:
Colder than normal temperatures and wind chills are predicted for Rhode Island through the weekend. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) reminds all Rhode Islanders of the following tips to stay safe during extreme cold: Dress warmly, and in layers, even if you are just making a...