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Warming stations provide shelter across WNY for those still without power

Posted at 3:15 PM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-10 08:04:29-05

Warming stations are popping up across Western New York to provide a place for residents still without power after Wednesday's intense winds.

Marilla Primary School has a warming shelter that is open as of 3 p.m. Thursday.

The Salvation Army has opened shelter for residents in the City of Lockport, located at 50 Cottage Street at the corner of Walnut Street. It can accommodate 100 people during the day in the cafeteria and 50 people overnight with cots.

Several fire halls in Niagara County will stay open to provide shelter. All shelters are open until the power is restored in the prospective areas. Those include:

  • Barker Fire Hall - 1660 Quaker Rd., Barker
  • Frontier Fire Hall - 2176 Liberty Dr., Niagara Falls
  • Lewiston #2 Fire Co. - 1705 Saunders Settlement Rd., Lewiston
  • Olcott Fire Hall - 1691 Lockport St., Olcott
  • Rapids Fire Co. - 7195 Plank Rd., Lockport
  • Terry's Corners Fire Hall - 7801 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Gasport
  • Wilson Fire Hall - 250 Young St., Wilson
  • Wright's Corners Fire Hall - 4043 Lake Ave., Lockport

The Red Cross has opened shelters at the Batavia Veterans Administration Hospital, Building 4, located at 222 Richmond Avenue, Batavia. That will be open at 6 p.m. Another shelter will be set up at Medina High School, located at 2 Mustang Drive.

Wyoming County Emergency Services have opened a shelter at the Varysburg Fire Hall at 2446 Route 20A in the Hamlet of Varysburg due to yesterday’s storm damage.