PHOTOS: Smithfield After The Blizzard of 2013

Town putting finishing touches on clean up; Dense fog advisory issued.


Two days after the Blizzard of 2013 dropped about two feet of snow on Smithfield, the streets seemed clear, with snow piles blocking visibility around some intersections.

The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fod Advisory from now until 2 a.m.  Visibility will be less then 1/4 of a mile, making travel dangerous.

Regarding snow cleanup, "Everything actually went very well," said Fire Chief Bob Seltzer. He said the town was able to keep paths open for emergency vehicles during the blizzard, and then the DPW started pushing back the snow as the storm ended. He said the state also did a good job clearing the main roads.

During the storm, he said, the DPW sent a truck to rescue calls, in case a resident had to be plowed out to get the rescue teams in. 

"We had a good plan in place," Seltzer said. 

Now, only a few side roads and some snow piles are left to clear.

One complication from the snow is the rain falling across the town right now, which is mixing with the snowfall to create foggy conditions across the town.


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