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Cold Blast/Warming Centers/Safety Tips

National Weather Service graphic with prediction for sub zero temperatures over the next several days

The National Weather Service is predicting bitterly cold temperatures for the next few days. Here is a list of local warming centers and some additional information to help withstand the cold blast.  Please remember to check in with neighbors or family members who may need assistance. Have a safe, warm and Happy New Year!  

Warming Centers

A warming center will be made available when outside temperatures are below 20 degrees and temperatures indoors are 50 degrees or less. Residents experiencing these conditions for any reason can call 911 to request sheltering assistance.This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. Transportation to a warming center will be provided if needed. The following locations are available as warming centers on a daily basis during the hours listed for each of these public facilities:

FacilityAddressPhoneHours
Downers Grove Park District
Rec Center
4500 Belmont Road (630) 960-7250 HOURS
Downers Grove Park District
Lincoln Center
935 Maple Avenue (630) 963-1300 HOURS
Downers Grove Library  1050 Curtiss (630) 960-1200

M-F
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sat, 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Sun, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

Downers Grove Fire Station #2 5420 Main St. (630) 434-5976 M-F, 
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Downers Grove Police Dept.
Lobby
825 Burlington Ave (630) 434-5600 M-F, 
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

PLEASE PHONE FIRST TO BE SURE THE LOCATION IS OPEN. Times subject to change. Please remember to check on the well being of friends and neighbors during severe weather conditions, especially the elderly or homebound.

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Call ComEd to report outages and/or down power lines at 1-800-EDISON-1 (1-800-334-7661). Sign up for outage alerts on your mobile devices HERE

 

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