Winter storm alert: February 2021
A winter storm warning is in effect through 1 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2. The current forecast calls for snow accumulations of 6-14 inches, with winds gusting up to 50 mph.
Due to the impending storm, Salve Regina’s Newport and Warwick campuses will close at noon Monday, Feb. 1. All classes beginning at noon or later will be held remotely (online) as normally scheduled. Only essential personnel are required to report for their scheduled work assignments, as described in the University’s severe weather policy.
The University will provide ongoing updates through this post, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and salve.edu email. If necessary, the University will activate its Salve-Alert text messaging system.
Campus Services for Monday
- The Miley dining hall and Miley Mart/Starbucks will remain open with regular hours of operation.
- Jazzman/Sandella’s and the McKillop Library cafe will close at noon.
- McKillop Library and Rodgers Recreation Center will close at noon.
- The Gerety Hall gaming areas will remain open with ID access only.
- The asymptomatic testing site in Gerety Hall will close at noon.
- Health Services and the respiratory clinic will close at noon. Students with emergencies should call Safety and Security at (401) 341-2325 or visit the emergency department at Newport Hospital.
- The shuttle will operate on-campus only (7 p.m. to midnight).
Parking Ban (Newport)
The city of Newport will have a parking ban in effect from noon to 10 p.m. Monday.
The following streets are designated tow zones for emergency snow removal: Annandale Road, Bellevue Avenue (from Kay Street to Bowery Street), Bedlow Avenue, Bliss Road, Broadway, Coggeshall Avenue, East Bowery Street, Farewell Street, Friendship Street, Gibbs Avenue, Gould Street, Kay Street, Powel Avenue, Spring Street, Summer Street, Thames Street, Third Street, Warner Street, Washington Street, Washington Square, West Marlboro Street, West Narragansett Avenue, William Street and Van Zandt Avenue (from J.T. Connell Memorial Road East to Malbone Road).
Vehicles parked on these streets while the ban is in effect may be towed. Residents may utilize the Gateway Center, Mary Street and Easton’s (First) Beach parking lots free of charge during the parking ban.
Parking Ban (Middletown)
The town of Middletown has a parking ban in effect through 7 a.m. Tuesday. There will be no parking on any road in town during this time. Residents are reminded to keep their sidewalks clear for pedestrian traffic.
- The Office of Safety and Security is open 24/7. The best number to reach them is (401) 341-2325. If you are unable to reach Safety and Security by phone, notify your RA or area coordinator.
- If you experience a power loss, contact Safety and Security. Emergency crews from National Grid will be on call during the storm and will restore power as soon as possible.
- Charge your cell phone ahead of time. In the event of a prolonged power loss, this will ensure that you have cell phone usage.
- You should never use candles, even if the power goes out.
Important Phone Numbers
- Safety and Security (24 hours): (401) 341-2325
- National Grid power outage: (800) 465-1212
- National Grid gas leak: (800) 640-1595