Deep freeze prompts warming centers to open
Temperatures will be brutally cold over the next few days and some communities are opening warming centers to help residents through the deep freeze.
- Chambersburg: Eugene C. Clark Jr. Community Center, 235 S. Third Street, from 3 p.m. Monday through 11 a.m. Wednesday. The center is open to senior citizens and others at risk for cold-related illnesses.
- Penn Township: Penn Township Fire Company, 1750 Pine Road, Newville, has been set up as a warming station to help those without power in the area. Cumberland Goodwill EMS is offering transport to the warming station for disabled or wheelchair-bound residents in Dickinson, West Pennsboro and Penn Townships. Contact 717-249-0012 to receive transportation.
- Harrisburg: The YWCA is opening their doors at 1101 Market Street to women and women with children seeking shelter from the cold weather. A single woman or a mother with children who comes to the YWCA between the hours of 8:30pm – 9:30pm will have an opportunity to shower before being offered shelter at the YWCA or the YWCA Safe Haven.
- Middletown: Middletown Volunteer Fire Department at 10 Adelia Street, from 1 a.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday. For more information contact Tom Foreman, Emergency Management Coordinator at 717-810-7569.