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Several warming shelters open in Allegheny County

| Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, 2:51 p.m.
Snow falls as an ice fisherman tends his line in the middle of the lower lake at Twin Lakes Park, in Hempfield, on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Temperatures in Western Pennsylvania remained in the single digits Tuesday morning.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Snow falls as an ice fisherman tends his line in the middle of the lower lake at Twin Lakes Park, in Hempfield, on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Temperatures in Western Pennsylvania remained in the single digits Tuesday morning.

Because of cold temperatures, Pittsburgh announced it is extending the hours of three warming centers this week.

Three Citiparks Senior Healthy Active Living Centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

The centers:

• Homewood Healthy Active Living Center, 7321 Frankstown Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208. (412-244-4190)

• South Side Market House, 12th Street & 1 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA, 15203. (412-488-8404)

• Sheraden Healthy Active Living Center, 720 Sherwood Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15204. (412-777-5012)

Temperatures are forecast to stay well below freezing through the end of the week. Wind chills could dip below zero.

Outside the city, Clairton and Verona are opening their municipal buildings as warming centers as needed, according to an Allegheny County news release.

The Clairton building is at 551 Ravensburg Blvd., and the Verona building is at 736 E. Railroad Ave.

Residents who wish to use the sites should call 9-1-1 and ask for the police to let them in, the county release said.

The winter shelter for men at Smithfield United Church of Christ, 620 Smithfield St., will open from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. for overnight accommodations and medical care. The shelter is open every night through March 15.

Between March 16 and 31, the shelter will remain open in extreme weather.

Women in need of shelter can call 412-498-0908.

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