Sunday, January 29, 2023

Cooling centers open in James City County Monday; heat advisory in effect

The James City County Recreation Center is open as a cooling center Monday. (WYDaily/File photo)
The James City County Recreation Center is open as a cooling center Monday. (WYDaily/File photo)

As temperatures rise Monday, James City County is opening up two public buildings to serve as cooling centers and help residents beat the heat.

The Williamsburg area is under a heat advisory until 8 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

Those needing to cool off can head to the James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Road, and the Human Services Center, 5249 Olde Towne Road, the county said in a news release.

Both buildings will provide air conditioning and a place to sit down.

Pets are not allowed in the cooling centers, except for service animals.

The Recreation Center is open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. The Human Resources Center is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. See a full list of hours at the James City County website.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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