More cars are out on city streets this afternoon and some residents are starting to shovel out.
Plows traversed city streets and parking lots Wednesday afternoon as residents started to dig out from the storm even as snow continued to fall. The owner of Emily's Alterations on Waterman Avenue drove her snowblower over and got a friend to clear the sidewalk. He worked as the snow whirled around him. The storm hasn't resulted in any major incidents, East Providence Fire Marshal Oscar Elmasian reported. "It's been a pretty normal day under these conditions," he said. Police responded to minor accidents in military surplus vehicles to department recently acquired just for working in storms. And an employee at Benny's said there hadn't been a major run on shovels Wednesday, but some customers still came in despite the snow.