As the snow piles up across northern Rhode Island, several local agencies could use a helping hand in keeping all of us safe:
- Fire Hydrants – After large snow storms firefighters regularly go out to inspect fire hydrants and clear them of snow when necessary. To help make this practice more efficient the Smithfield Fire Department is asking residents to assist firefighters with clearing the fire hydrant near their home. More Information
- Mail Delivery – Especially in rural routes, postal carriers are having difficulty delivering mail. Postal trucks are not front wheel drive and have no posi-traction and they are getting stuck trying to get close enough to the mailboxes to deliver mail. If you are able, please clear the snow in the area around your mailbox for the postal carrier.
- Snow Piled High at Intersections – The Smithfield Department of Public Works (DPW) is aware of the many large snow piles at intersections and dead ends and crews are dispatched daily to handle the hundreds of locations. More Information
- Look Out for the Disabled and the Elderly – Don’t forget to assist your elderly loved ones & neighbors with these winter storm issues if you can. Check in to make sure they are OK!