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Winter Travel Advisory: Icing Conditions this Afternoon and Evening

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) wants to remind travelers today, January 20, 2019, that as the afternoon progresses, weather conditions will deteriorate and become increasingly dangerous.

Between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. temperatures will start to drop quickly. Rain that has fallen will turn to ice and roads will become dangerous. RIDOT crews will work diligently to keep the roads clear with our de-icing operations but the sudden drop in temperature will create slippery roads and treacherous driving conditions.

If you can stay home, do so. Use extreme caution if you must travel. If you are going out to a friend's house to watch the game, this is your time to plan ahead. Think about spending the night if you go out, especially if you have had anything to drink. Make sure you have a designated driver if you must drive.

By night time we will be in the single digits and this will continue tomorrow. Again, use extreme caution and be safe.

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  • Release date: 01-20-2019

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