Polar Vortex 2019: Hamden warming centers are open as temps dip below zero

By HQ Press staff

As the wind chill temperature dipped into negative double digits, the Town of Hamden opened six warming centers where people can go to escape the cold.

Citizens are reminded that warming centers are not shelters and do not provide beds. The spaces, which are located at fire stations, the police station and the Miller Library Complex on Dixwell Avenue, are open 24 hours, however.

Connecticut 211, which serves as a one-stop phone connection to state and local services, has provided links to warming centers beyond Hamden, as well as information for renters without heat, safety tips regarding carbon monoxide and more.

The high temperature on Thursday afternoon is expected to be 16 degrees, while the lows will plummet back to 5 degrees before sunrise Wednesday. Temperatures are not expected to reach above freezing until Saturday afternoon, the Weather Channel reports.

Students at Quinnipiac University brave the below-zero wind chill temperatures as classes carried on as normal Thursday, Jan. 31.  Photo by Molly Yanity/HQ Press

Students at Quinnipiac University brave the below-zero wind chill temperatures as classes carried on as normal Thursday, Jan. 31. Photo by Molly Yanity/HQ Press

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