Alton Opens Daytime Cooling Centers

Brett Blume

ALTON, Ill. (KMOX) –  Several daytime-only cooling centers opened their doors Friday morning in Alton.

Locations and hours of operation:

Alton Square Mall, Food Court — 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m. daily, 6 p.m. on Sundays

Salvation Army, 525 Alby St. —  9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon. thru Fri.

Senior Services Center, 2693 N. Rodgers —-  8 a.m.-9 p.m., Mon. thru Fri.

YWCA, 304 E. 3rd St. —  6:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Mon. thru Fri. & 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.

Alton fire stations 1 & 2 are also available for walk-in cooling periods of very short duration, as they may not be staffed during emergency calls.

City officials say they should only be used as a last resort.

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