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Bloomington offers community safe places to stay warm during cold


Snow rests on the ground around Sample Gates after snowfall in early January.  Alex Deryn

The City of Bloomington Government is offering five places people can go to avoid the risks that come with being outside in bad conditions.  

The Bloomington Fire Department, Twin Lakes Recreation Center, City Hall, the Fire Department’s Fourth Street location and the Police Training Center are open to the community during the day, according to a press release from the mayor's office. 

BPD Lt. John Kovach said the police department can give water or coffee to people. 

Fire stations on South Fairfield Drive, North Woodlawn Avenue, East Third Street and South Henderson Street are also providing transportation from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Stay safe out there and check in on your neighbors and friends,” said Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton in a press release. 

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