RISP: 50 weather-related accidents overnight due to snowstorm

THE R.I. STATE POLICE responded to 50 weather-related crashes Thursday night and Friday morning. Above, a NWS map of flood warnings (in green), which remained in effect Friday through the afternoon. / COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
THE R.I. STATE POLICE responded to 50 weather-related crashes Thursday night and Friday morning. Above, a NWS map of flood warnings (in green), which remained in effect Friday through the afternoon. / COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
PROVIDENCE – With an early winter nor’easter hitting the region Thursday evening, the R.I. State Police reported there were 50 weather-related crashes between 6 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday. The department said that most crashes occurred between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the evening commute. The storm hit the northwestern region of the…

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