School and Business Closings in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts

Here’s the latest information and snow-related cancellations, closures, delays and parking bans in and around Rhode Island.

Scroll down past listings for helpful information on weather restrictions on bridges (we’ll add more important info as needed).

Business & School Cancellations | Rhode Island & Southeastern Massachusetts

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What To Know: Weather Restrictions For Local Bridges

Mount Hope Bridge Weather Restrictions – According to Rhode Island Turnpike & Bridge Authority, travel across the Mount Hope Bridge may be restricted or prohibited for certain vehicle types under various extreme weather conditions, primarily during periods of unusually high winds. The roadway across the bridge is a state highway. Therefore, the allowance or prohibition of traffic is under the direct authority of R.I. State Police. The Authority also is empowered to restrict or prohibit travel across the bridge. Travel may be restricted when winds originating from directions perpendicular to the bridge are recorded in excess of 58 miles per hour. Prohibited vehicles during this period are typically panel vans, panel body/box trucks when empty, truck/trailer combinations when empty, house trailers, and motorhomes. Closure of the bridge to all traffic will be considered if winds increase to a sustained 69 miles per hour in the above-specified directions. The restriction or prohibition of traffic across the Mount Hope Bridge will be facilitated and enforced by R.I. State Police.

Pell Bridge Newport Weather Restrictions – According to Rhode Island Turnpike & Bridge Authority, travel across the Pell Bridge may be restricted or prohibited for certain vehicle types under various extreme weather conditions, primarily during periods of unusually high winds. The roadway across the bridge is a state highway. Therefore, the allowance or prohibition of traffic is under the direct authority of R.I. State Police. The Authority also is empowered to restrict or prohibit travel across the bridge. Travel may be restricted when winds originating from directions perpendicular to the bridge are recorded in excess of 58 miles per hour. Prohibited vehicles during this period are typically panel vans, panel body/box trucks when empty, truck/trailer combinations when empty, house trailers, and motorhomes. Closure of the bridge to all traffic will be considered if winds increase to a sustained 69 miles per hour in the above-specified directions. The restriction or prohibition of traffic across the Pell Bridge will be facilitated and enforced by R.I. State Police.