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City to open shelters, warming stations

Fort Wayne said today it will open shelters and warming stations during the upcoming snowstorm and cold-weather period.

Two shelters will open at noon Sunday "to provide a place for individuals in need of shelter," the city said in a statement.

The shelters, to be open until further notice, are at the Salvation Army, 2901 N. Clinton St., and at the Public Safety Academy, 7602 Patriot Crossing.

Four warming stations will open beginning Monday for people who need to stay warm for shorter periods, the statement said. Those locations, which are expected to be open through Tuesday, are:

  • Community Center, 233 W. Main St., 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
  • Jennings Center, 1330 McCulloch St., noon to 8 p.m.;
  • Weisser Center, 802 Eckart St., noon to 8 p.m.; and
  • Cooper Center, 2300 Clinton/Lafayette, noon to 8 p.m.
Mayor Tom Henry encouraged residents to check on friends and neighbors as well as to be safe themselves.