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Bitter Cold Means Warming Centers Open Across Bridgeport

The Bridgeport Public Library branches will serve as warming centers.
The Bridgeport Public Library branches will serve as warming centers. Photo Credit: File

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The city’s cold weather protocol has been activated through Saturday by Bridgeport officials.

Through 6 a.m. Dec. 31 all Bridgeport public library branches and senior centers, as well as the Greater Bridgeport Transit Terminal, will be open during the day as warming centers, according to Mayor Joe Ganim and Bridgeport Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

In addition, the United Congregational Church, 877 Park Ave., will serve as an overflow shelter for anyone in need of a warm shelter during the cold temperatures expected to impact the region through Dec. 31.

“With temperatures expected to drop into the 20s tonight with wind chill making it feel even colder than that, everyone who needs shelter during the day or night will have a warm place to go and a warm bed to sleep in,” said Ganim. “We want to make sure everyone who needs a place to go will start making plans now. The cold weather protocol is now activated and will be in effect through tomorrow morning.”

Warming Centers will be open during the day at the following locations and times:

  • Greater Bridgeport Transit Bus Terminal, 710 Water St., Bridgeport (until 8 p.m.)
  • Senior Centers (until 4:30 p.m.)
  • East Side Senior Center, 1057 East Main St., Bridgeport (until 4:30 p.m.)
  • Black Rock Senior Center, 2676 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport (until 4:30 p.m.)
  • North End Bethany Senior Center, 20 Throme St., Bridgeport (until 4:30 p.m.)
  • Bridgeport Public Library Main Branch, 925 Broad Street, until 5 p.m.
  • Bridgeport Public Library Black Rock Branch, 2705 Fairfield Avenue, until 5 p.m.
  • Bridgeport Public Library Newfield Branch, 1230 Stratford Avenue, until 5 p.m.
  • Bridgeport Public Library North Branch, 3455 Madison Avenue, until 5 p.m.
  • Bridgeport Public Library Old Mill Green Branch, 1677 East Main Street, until 5 p.m.

To register for the church overnight location, report to the Fairfield Apartments, 1062 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, from 4-6 p.m.

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