For Immediate Release: 12/26/2017 4:28 pm
Worcester, MA (December 26, 2017) - Extremely cold temperatures are predicted for the next several days with wind chill values falling below zero at times. Be prepared by following these cold weather safety tips during the school vacation week and throughout the winter season:
The Hotel Grace, an emergency shelter located in the basement of St. John's Church at 44 Temple Street, will be open this week from Tuesday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.
"It's an important reminder for our community to be aware of the extreme cold and how to prepare for it," said City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. "Safety is always our top priority, especially in the winter when temperatures can drop to dangerous levels."
More winter weather safety/preparation tips are available from Worcester's Department of Emergency Communications. Residents are also encouraged to sign-up for ALERTWorcester and Smart911 to stay informed and be prepared in case of an emergency.