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Warming Center Information

Thermometer and Scarf

Though a warm up is expected over the weekend, there's still some chilly temperatures in the forecast. 

Warming Centers   

Downers Grove Park District
Rec Center
4500 Belmont Road (630) 960-7250

M-F , 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sat , 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 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.
825 Burlington Ave (630) 434-5600 M-F, 
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 * Please phone ahead to verify hours. 

  • Residents in need of emergency shelter due to extreme cold can call 911. Transportation to a warming center will be provided if needed. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.  
  • Other warming centers are open on a daily basis. Check the DuPage County 211 site.
  • Please remember to check on the well being of friends and neighbors during severe weather conditions. 

Report Power Outages

Call ComEd immediately 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. You can also follow them on Twitter  or  Facebook .

Signs of Cold Weather Exposure

Seek medical attention if you are displaying these signs after exposure to the cold

  • Uncontrollable shivering
  • Memory lapses
  • Slurred speech
  • Immobile or fumbling hands
  • Stumbling and apparent exhaustion; inability to get up after rest

Planning for Hot/Cold Weather brochure


Prevent Freezing Pipes

  • Turn faucets on and let water trickle to avoid freezing.
  • Open cabinet doors to allow room heat to circulate around pipes.
  • Keep pipes wrapped in insulation, if possible.
  • If a water pipe bursts, shut off the main water valve to the house.
  • Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
  • Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
  • Prevent Freezing Pipes from Red Cross