With high winds and snowfall predictions as high as 30 inches in the Ocean State on Friday and into Saturday, residents are advised to stay off the roads.
Click here to see a list of important information about the Nemo blizzard, including closings, airline delays, emergency contact numbers, power outage information and anticipated snowfall totals.
At a press conference at noon on Friday, Chafee urged Rhode Island residents to be prepared.
"We have a very serious storm approaching ... I encourage all Rhode Islanders to take this seriously. This is a major storm. Be prepared."
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) advised residents to avoid traveling on Friday if possible due to high winds and drifting snow.
- Check for the latest airline delays, flight cancellation information here
- NOAA predicts massive snowfall totals in Northeast
State transportation chief Michael Lewis spoke at the press conference and noted that RIDOT has pre-treated major highways.
There are 100 plows are on the highways but clearing the snow may be a slow process. The rapid snowfall tonight may overwhelm the plow drivers with work.
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