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Traffic is light at the city’s warming centers. So far, the City of Cleveland’s designated warming centers at recreation centers aren’t seeing much traffic.

The city opened 20 shelters at 8 a.m. Monday to offer refuge for those needing shelter from the weather.

At the Michael Zone Center at W. 65th Street and Lorain Avenue, there were at least three people who said they are basically homeless and grateful for the warmth that was provided.

One person, Robert Meadows, said “You can’t let people freeze on the street.”

But most centers had few, if any, visitors.

Local county officials say that, in Cleveland, the men’s shelter at 2100 Lakeside Avenue and the shelter for women, children and families at 2227 Payne Avenue are also open around the clock.

City of Cleveland Spokeswoman Maureen Harper guessed that people would rather stay in a cool or cold house rather than venture out in the dangerous weather.

All Cleveland shelters will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday but three shelters — Fairfax, Michael Zone and Sterling — will remain open overnight.

The Cleveland shelters are:

  • Central at 2526 Central
  • Clark at 5706 Clark
  • Collinwood at 16300 Lakeshore
  • Cory at 10510 Drexel
  • Cudell Fine Arts at 10013 Detroit Ave
  • Cudell Recreation at 1910 West Blvd
  • Earle B. Turner at 11300 Miles
  • Fairfax at 2335 East 82nd Street
  • Glenville at 680 East 113th Street
  • Gunning at 16700 Puritas
  • Halloran Park at 3550 West 117the Street
  • Hamilton at 13200 Kinsman
  • Kenneth L Johnson at 9206 Woodland
  • John F Kennedy at 17300 Harvard
  • EJ Kovacic at 6250 St. Clair
  • Lonnie Burten at 2511 East 46th Street
  • Michael Zone at 6301 Lorain
  • Stella Walsh at 7345 Broadway
  • Sterling at 1380 East 32nd Street
  • Thurgood Marshall at 8611 Hough
  • Zelma George at 3155 MLK Jr Blvd.

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article courtesy of Wkyc.com

Cuyahoga County/Cleveland/Akron | Where To Get Warm was originally published on praisecleveland.com

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