Winter Storm Live Blog: Tracking Newport’s Closures, Delays and Impact (Jan. 22 – 24)

Newport Snow Storm

Live Updates On What’s Closed, Delayed and Happening In and Around Newport Due To This Weekend’s Snow Storm

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area, both are in effect from Saturday morning through Sunday morning.

The Winter Storm Warning has been issued for heavy snow with accumulation of 6 to 12 inches, gusty winds up to 45 mph combined with the snow will result in blowing snow and poor visibilities at time.

What’sUpNewp is your source for what’s happening, open, closed and delayed when bad weather hits; visit us often over the weekend for the latest.

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Latest detailed forecast from the National Weather Service

  • Today – Snow, mainly after 8am. High near 34. Windy, with a northeast wind 18 to 23 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
  • Tonight – Snow, mainly before 2am. Low around 25. Windy, with a north wind 26 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
  • Sunday – A slight chance of snow before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. Breezy, with a north wind 14 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

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Confirmed Restaurants Open on Saturday:

Unless otherwise noted they are open normal hours, also there may be other restaurants open but these are the restaurants we’ve received updates from or have been able to get ahold of;

Last updated at 2:11pm

  • 22 Bowen’s
  • Benjamins
  • Brick Alley Pub 
  • Buskers
  • Caleb & Broad
  • Cappy’s
  • Castle Hill Inn
  • Clarke Cooke House open and has live music with HonkyTonk Knights tonight
  • Corner Cafe
  • Diego’s
  • Fastnet
  • Fifth Element
  • IYAC – Open at 4pm
  • Hotel Viking/One Bellevue  – Wine Dinner tonight is on!
  • Jimmys open at 3pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro
  • Lucia Italian Restaurant
  • Malt
  • Midtown Oyster Bar 
  • Mission Newport
  • Mokka Coffeehouse
  • Mooring
  • Newport Blues Cafe open tonight with live music from Yacht Club Rejects
  • O’brien’s
  • Perro Salado
  • Pour Judgement
  • Red Parrot Restaurant
  • Sardellas
  • Tavern On Broadway
  • Wharf Pub
  • White Horse Tavern – closing at 9pm

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January 22nd & 23rd Updates: Closures, Cancellations and Delays:

(Listed in the order that the information arrives)

  • Parlor Bar & Kitchen – Entertainment cancelled tonight
  • OceanPointe Christian Church services are cancelled for Sunday, January 24th.
  • Newport Skating Center – closed on Saturday, hopes to be open 12-5 on Sunday.
  • Newport Jerky – Both stores closed on Saturday
  • Atlantic Grill – Closed for remainder of the day on Saturday
  • Bodhi Spa – Closed around 3pm for the day.
  • Patagonia on Thames – Closed around 3pm for the day.
  • Ballard Park – Hike closed
  • IHOP Middletown: Closed on Saturday, open again on Sunday at 7am
  • Salvation Cafe: Closed on Saturday, open on Sunday
  • Newport Athletic Club: Due to the snowfall forecast NAC will be closing today, 1/23, at 4p and will delay opening tomorrow, 1/24 until 10am.
  • RITBA: Due to inclement weather the #RITBA E-ZPass office closed at 1:30pm today.
  • Cru Cafe: Closing at 3pm on Saturday
  • One Pelham East: Live music with Never In Vegas cancelled for tonight
  • KJ’s Restaurant & Pub is closed on Saturday due to the snow storm, they will be open tomorrow.
  • Rochelle’s Boutique on Thames – Closed today
  • Salve Grad program schedule update: HLC584 Movement, Creativity & Consciousness workshop is cancelled for today and will be rescheduled.
  • Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge’s Visitors’ Center – will be closed Saturday and Sunday, will re-open Monday.
  • Bit Players: Due to parking ban on Saturday night, shows at Firehouse Theater on Saturday night are cancelled.
  • Middletown Parking Ban: PARKING BAN IN EFFECT STARTING  SATURDAY 01/23/2016 at 8 AM UNTIL SUNDAY 01/24/2016 at 4 PM. PLEASE KEEP VEHICLES OFF OF THE ROAD FOR THE SNOW PLOWS AND EMERGENCY VEHICLES.  AVOID DRIVING IF POSSIBLE. UPDATES WILL BE POSTED AS THE WEATHER PROGRESSES.
  • Winter Storm Warning from 1/23/2016 4:00 AM to 1/24/2016 7:00 AM EST for 02840, Newport County. More information.
  • Jamestown Parking Ban – The Town will institute an emergency parking ban effective at noon on Saturday and continuing until 2 PM on Sunday. Please remove your vehicle in order to allow the public works department to effectively and safely clear the roads. Vehicles in violation are subject to being fined and towed. Be safe out there and remember, the less you travel, the faster the roads will be cleared by our plows!
  • City Of Newport – Parking Ban
    • There will be a “Parking Ban” in effect at 10:00 PM on Saturday, January 23, 2016, until Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 8am due to the forecasted snow storm. Motor vehicles parked on such a street one-half hour after the public ban has been announced may be towed. Residents can utilize the following parking lots: Gateway Center, Mary Street lot, and Easton’s Beach free of charge during parking ban.The following streets are designated tow zones for emergency snow removal work:
      • Bellevue Avenue:
      • Kay Street to Bowery Street;
      • Broadway;
      • Friendship Street;
      • Spring Street;
      • Summer Street;
      • Thames Street;
      • Washington Square;
      • West Marlborough Street;
      • Van Zandt Avenue, from J.T. Connell Memorial Road east to Malbone Road.
    • Please note the other city ordinances that apply during snow events:9.08.110. Snow removal.No owner, occupant or other person having the care of any building or lot of land bordering on any street, square or public place in the city, where there is a sidewalk, shall fail, within five hours of daylight, after the ceasing to fall of any snow, to cause the same to be removed from the sidewalk adjoining such building or lot, and in all streets where there is no curbstone set, a pathway, at least four feet wide, shall be made on and along the sidewalk aforesaid for the convenience of pedestrians.9.08.120. Ice removal.Whenever any sidewalk, or any part thereof, adjoining any building or lot of land on any street is encumbered with ice, no owner, occupant or other person having the care of such building or lot shall fail to cause such sidewalks to be made safe and convenient, by removing the ice therefrom or by covering the same with sand or ashes within four hours during the daytime.
  • Newport Public Library – The library will be closed all day on Sunday, January 24th. The library will re-open for regular hours on Monday, January 25th
  • Town Of Portsmouth – A parking ban will be in effect Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 10 AM tomorrow until Sunday, January 24, 2016 ending at 2 PM.
  • Pre-K Fair –  In light of the predictions for an early Saturday start to this weekend’s winter storm, the Pre-K Fair scheduled for tomorrow January 23, 2016 at Pell School has been rescheduled to next Saturday, January 30, 2016.
  •  Winter Storm Watch In Effect For Newport From Saturday Morning Through Sunday Morning
  • Common Fence Music –  A Gathering of Fiddlers and Fishermen #17 at Common Fence Point has been rescheduled to April 2, 2016

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Important Links:

  • Snow Emergency Parking Ban List
  • National Grid:REPORTING AN OUTAGE: (24/7/365) FOR GENERAL PUBLIC — USE:
    Customer Service Center 1-800-322-3223
    ****During periods of high outage activity, it is recommended that customers use our Automated Outage Reporting System. This is a computerized system, not answered by a National Grid representative.*****1-800-465-1212

REPORTING A FAILED STREETLIGHT (24/7/365) 1-800-322-3223
OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://www.nationalgridus.com

  • VERIZON:
    To Report Service Related Issues
    Customers can contact Verizon at 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966) or online at www.verizon.com/outage to report any service-related issue, receive alert and find helpful service-related FAQs.
    Small business customers can visit www.verizon.com/bizoutage. Medium business and enterprise customers should contact their regular customer service centers or account teams, as needed. Enterprise customers can also access the Enterprise Center at https://enterprisecenter.verizon.com/

 

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