Washington County opens warming centers Monday

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. —

Washington County is opening up senior centers to all residents on Monday and Tuesday as warming centers.

With forecasts showing temperatures dipping to at least 10 below zero, the county Department of Public Safety will open nine locations to serve as places for people to stay warm.

Senior centers in Bentleyville, Vestaburg, Claysville, Avella, McDonald and Washington will open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Centers in Burgettstown and Canonsburg will be open until 7 p.m.

Public Safety Director Jeff Yates said if the county develops a need for emergency shelters, food and cots will be provided at these locations.

Washington County fire halls will be open during evening hours. The station at 908 Main St. in Bentleyville will open from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m., and the station at 2550 Washington Road in Canonsburg, from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m.

This article was written by Channel 11 News exchange partners at TribLIVE.