Bangor Warming Shelters Now Open
The City of Bangor has opened up their municipal buildings as warming shelters in anticipation of power outages.
As dangerous as this storm called Grayson is going to be, with a lot of snow falling and some high winds that will cause drifting, it's the cold that could put people in danger. Those winds are expected to cause power outages that could leave folks without heat as we head into a weekend with sub-zero temperatures.
So the City of Bangor is offering warming shelters, where folks can get out of the cold for a time, have some hot coffee, and even charge up their electronics. Shelter locations and operating hours are as follows:
Bangor City Hall - open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Bangor Parks & Recreation building - open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Bangor Police Department - open 24/7
Bangor Fire Stations - open 24/7
Anyone who needs help getting to a warming shelter should contact the Bangor Police Department at 947-7382. In addition, if you are concerned about someone who lives alone, you can call the Bangor Police and they will do a wellness check. Just keep in mind that it's going to be an extremely busy day for the police, so be patient.