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Warming Center utilized by two, will remain open tonight

Posted: January 7, 2014 - 12:14pm

The McGee Center, currently serving as a temporary warming center, has two people seeking shelter from the record breaking cold temperatures.

Derek Cox, assistant parks director of the Conway Parks and Recreation Department, said as of 7 a.m. the warming center at 3800 College Ave. has two individuals staying there.

The McGee Center will remain open through the day and night, Cox said.

There has been discussion among city officials about when the warming center will close, but Cox said the center will remain open until sometime tomorrow.

"Temperatures are supposed to rise in the afternoon to a more manageable range," he said.  

City officials will reevaluate how much longer the McGee Center will serve as a warming center as temperatures begin to rise, making a decision sometime tomorrow afternoon.

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