Temperatures in the teens today (Thursday) will be back in the single digits as we get into the evening. With that, the City of Pittsfield has opened warming centers that will bring some relief to those that need to get in out of the cold.

Here is the text of the news release, which you can also download here: City of Pittsfield - warming center designation

THE CITY OF PITTSFIELD OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

70 Allen Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201

City of Pittsfield – Senior Center to serve as warming center on Thursday, Dec. 19  

PITTSFIELD, Mass  (Dec. 18, 2019) – With frigid temperatures expected tomorrow, Dec. 19,  the City of Pittsfield has designated the Ralph J. Froio Senior Center, 330 North St., as the official warming center for those who may need some relief from the cold.

The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday. The onsite café will have hot coffee, tea and hot chocolate, as well as snacks.  Breakfast and lunch will also be available. To arrange free transportation, please call the Senior Center at 499-9346.

An additional refuge from the cold will be the Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., which will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday.

Regarding overnight shelter services, please contact Barton’s Crossing at 442-1445 for information on available resources in Pittsfield.

For those dealing with weather-related emergencies after-hours, please call the Pittsfield Police Department at 448-9700 for further assistance specific to these matters.