Pawtucket to offer warming centers to combat extreme cold

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PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — The City of Pawtucket announced on Tuesday that several sites will be available for those who need to cope with the extreme cold that has been predicted for Wednesday and Thursday.

The National Grid is encouraging everyone to limit their time outside, including your pets.

They are recommending to have a fire extinguisher ready and to make sure you and your family know how to use one.

During extreme cold weather we often seek alternative forms of heat sources from space heaters to wood stoves, which can cause for higher risks of a fire.

Warming centers will be set up in the following local buildings in Pawtucket and will be open to the public during the times listed:

  • The Pawtucket Public Library at 13 Summer Street from 9:00 am to 8:45 pm

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  • The Leon Mathieu Senior Center at 420 Main Street from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • The St. Germain Manor Community Room at 475 Mineral Spring Avenue from 12:00 noon to 10:00 pm
  • The Blackstone Valley Visitor Center at 175 Main Street First Floor from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Residents may contact police (727-9100) and fire (725-1424) with non-emergency phone calls if they are affected by the cold and need to arrange for transportation.

Seniors with heat-related concerns may also contact that staff at the Leon Mathieu Senior Center at 728-7582 or Pawtucket’s Senior Liaison Beth Roberge at 728-0500 ext. 241.

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