Temperatures will be brutally cold over the next few days and some communities are opening warming centers to help residents through the cold spell.
East Hartford has warning centers at the following locations:
- South End Senior Center, at 70 Canterbury Street, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- Raymond Library Community Cultural Center at 50 Chapman Place, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The police lobby of the Public Safety Complex, at 31 School Street, will be open for 24 hours on all days.
No special staff or services will be offered at any of the warming locations in East Hartford.
Senior Center at 299 Elm Street, from 5 p.m. on Friday until 11 a.m. on Saturday. No special staff or services will be offered at the warming center in Enfield. No pets will be allowed at the warming center. For more information on Enfield's warming center, call 860 763-6400.
Hamden High School, Dixwell Ave. Opens 9 a.m. Friday
- Meriden Senior Center, 22 West Main Street, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 203-237-0066
- Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller Street, Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: 203-238-2346
- Westfield Meriden Square, 470 Lewis Avenue, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Phone: 203-235-3343.
The following warming centers are available to residents:
The lobby of the Middletown Police Department, at 222 Main Street, is open 24 hours a day. Other public facilities, such as City Hall, will be available as well such as the Russell Library on Broad Street during normal business hours.
Elderly residents are encouraged to use the Middletown Senior Center on William Street. Times of operation over the weekend might change, so check with these facilities prior to travel.
Town Hall, 80 Main Street, Terryville
Opens 4 p.m. Thursday and will remain open until noon Saturday
Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow Street
Friday, Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Eno Memorial Hall, 754 Hopmeadow Street
Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Local warming centers posted on the 211 Web site include:
- Torrington Health and Rehabilitation at 225 Wyoming Avenue, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Register Citizen Newspaper at 59 Field Street, weekdays only from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Torrington City Hall auditorium,at 140 Main Street, on Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Normal business hours start the week of Jan. 6.
- Sullivan Senior Center at 88 East Albert Street is available for only senior citizens, from Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The city’s five firehouses and Government Center will be open as warming centers for residents with power or heating problems. The city is preparing a schedule to open the firehouses and Government Center.
Government Center is located at 888 Washington Blvd.