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City Opens Warming Stations Due to Extreme Weather Conditions
By Stephanie Gallagher
Released/Published: Jan 6, 2014

CANTON, Ohio — 

The City of  Canton  will open two warming stations  to prepare for the extremely low temperatures predicted for the rest of today, tonight, and tomorrow.  Temperatures are expected to drop below zero by 5PM today and continue to drop overnight and into tomorrow.

Some  shelters  may  be  available  for  those  who  need  a  warm  place  to  stay  by  calling  the  Stark  County Homeless Hotline at 330.452.4363.

City officials have coordinated two warming stations:  the  Edward “Peel”  Coleman  Southeast Community Center  located  at  1400  Sherrick  Rd.  SE will  be  open  from  noon  today   until  9PM  tonight.  The  Canton Civic Center located at 1101 Market Ave N will be open from noon today and all night tonight.

SARTA will be running normal routes during this time and will  shuttle from  the Southeast Community Center to the Civic Center for those who want to stay overnight at the Civic Center.  SARTA pickup will be available for the elderly and disabled by calling 330.477.2782 or toll-free at 800.379.3661.

City officials are working with the Red Cross to provide  cots and other materials needed for a possible overnight stay at the Civic Center.  Those who plan to stay at the Civic Center are strongly recommended to bring medications or any other necessities they may need for an overnight stay.

Additionally,  The  Community Campus at  Goodwill  located at 408 Ninth St. SW  will open on Tuesday, January 7 from 9AM until 9PM.

Because  of  extremely  cold  temperatures  forecasted  for  the  next  few  days,  trash  pickup  and  other  city services may be delayed.

The Edward “Peel” Coleman Community Center
1400 Sherrick Rd. SE
330.489.3350

Canton Civic Center
1101 Market Ave N
330.489.3090

Red Cross Headquarters at Goodwill
408 Ninth St. SW
330.454.9461

SARTA
330.477.2782
800.379.3661


Contact Information: Stephanie Gallagher - 330.438.4306 Office - stephanie.gallagher@cantonohio.gov

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