Some Local Shelters to Open Amid Cold Snap

DENNIS – Several sheltering resources are being made available as a frigid blast of polar air hits Cape Cod and the Islands.

Temperatures were forecast to dip below zero Friday night and early Saturday morning and only rebound into the teens Saturday afternoon.

Wind chill values couple plummet to 30 below.

Those in Dennis who lose heat or power have been advised by town officials that the Dennis Police Department will have a temporary warming shelter open.

If demand increases, a larger warming shelter will open at the Dennis Council on Aging on Route 134.

Martha’s Vineyard residents are recommended to visit local libraries or community centers for warming shelters during the day.

Overnight sheltering will be held at Harbor Homes of Martha’s Vineyard, which is located at Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. Hot meals, beverages, and snacks will be provided.

Those looking to stay overnight must enter and register as a guest between 6 and 7 p.m.; anyone entering Friday night can stay through Sunday morning at 8 a.m.

Cape and Islanders are encouraged to reach out to their respective towns for more information regarding shelters.

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