CRANSTON – As the city prepares for extremely cold temperatures this week, Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins would like to inform residents of the warming center hours at the Cranston Public …
CRANSTON – As the city prepares for extremely cold temperatures this week, Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins would like to inform residents of the warming center hours at the Cranston Public Library branches and Senior Center.
The forecasted cold front will bring extreme cold and harsh winds overnight. The coldest temps are expected Saturday, Feb. 4, with a predicted low of -3 degrees, and wind chills could reach as cold as -24 locally.
“With the extreme cold coming in overnight, we have made the decision to staff and open the Cranston Senior Center to offer residents in need a safe, warm shelter for the evening,” Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins said. “I would like to encourage all residents to take the proper precautions to protect themselves, and their homes, from the bitter-cold conditions.”
With the cold snap, residents and property owners should be cautious of frozen and bursting pipes – the leading cause of wintertime property damage.
The Senior Center, 1070 Cranston Street, is open Friday at 9 a.m. and will be staffed as an overnight warming center until 9 a.m. Saturday.
The Cranston Public Library Central branch, 140 Sockanosset Crossroad, is open Monday to Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Thursday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please call 401-943-9080 with any questions.
The Auburn Branch, 396 Pontiac Ave., is open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Knightsville Branch, 1847 Cranston St., is open Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Saturday.
The Oaklawn Branch, 230 Wilbur Ave., is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Edward Costa Memorial Arlington Branch, 1064 Cranston St., is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, and closed Saturday. The William Hall Library, 1825 Broad St., will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. After hours, please call CCAP at 401-467-9610
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