The city of Hartford has opened cooling centers as temperatures climb to record highs.
The mercury reached 96 degrees Tuesday in Windsor Locks, breaking the record of 95 for the Hartford area.
"We have more hot weather this week and the City is offering places where people can keep cool. Extremely hot and humid weather can be challenging, even dangerous, and I urge people to take precautions," Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra said in a statement Tuesday.
The following locations will serve as cooling centers Tuesday and Wednesday:
- North End Senior Center at 80 Coventry Street, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- South End Wellness Center at 830 Maple Avenue, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Parkville Senior Center at 11 New Park Avenue, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Hispanic Health Council at 175 Main Street, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Hispanic Senior Center at 45 Wadsworth Street, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The following Hartford Public Library branches are also available as cooling centers:
- Hartford Downtown Public Library at 500 Main Street, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Albany Library Branch at 1250 Albany Avenue, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Barbour Branch at 281 Barbour Street, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Camp Field Branch at 30 Campfield Avenue, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Mark Twain Branch at 55 Forest Street, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Park Branch at 744 Park Street, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- SANDS/Ropkins at 1750 Main Street, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Goodwin at 460 New Britain Avenue, 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Blue Hills Branch at 649 Blue Hills Avenue, 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Dozens of schools dismissed early Tuesday amid the heat, and some have also planned abbreviated days for Wednesday.