The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce has issued an weather alert urging the business community about the importance of clearing your sidewalk drains and rooftop scuppers.
As the snow that started early this morning begins to switch to sleet in the Providence area, EMA officials are asking the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce to spread the word to the business community about the importance of clearing your sidewalk drains and rooftop scuppers. Flat roofs are particularly vulnerable to the heavy, slushy mess as the wet snow turns to rain later today.
So, get rid of the build up before it becomes a real danger to your people and your property. Motorists and pedestrians should use extra caution and expect irregular conditions on roads and sidewalks.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until 3 p.m. today.