Lowell Opens Warming Center at Senior Center

January 21, 2019
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LOWELL -- The city opened a warming center Monday afternoon as an arctic blast envelopes the region.

The center is located at the Lowell Senior Center, 276 Broadway St.

It will be open from 3 p.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday.

City Manager Eileen Donoghue directed Lowell Emergency Management to activate the local warming center.

Thermometers showed single-digit temperatures on Monday. With the wind, it felt sub-zero.

“The Lowell area is experiencing significant low temperatures with life-threatening wind chills extending through tomorrow,” the press release reads. “The City of Lowell is encouraging those who may need a warm place to stay to come to the warming center.”

The center will be managed by Lowell Emergency Management with additional staff from Lowell Police and Lowell Fire/EMS.

The city requires: everyone to sign-in upon entering the center; no alcohol, drugs or weapons; no smoking within 50 feet of the building; and everyone will be subject to a search.

Those who need medication must bring it with them. Those bringing children should come with activities that will keep them busy, such as coloring books or card games.

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