County activates extreme cold weather shelter for upcoming storm

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The Alms House will open as an extreme cold weather shelter on Saturday. (Courtesy photo)

DOVER - The Strafford County Extreme Cold Weather Shelter will be activated this weekend as the winter season's most severe storm is expected to hit the region sometime on Saturday, county commissioners announced on Thursday.

The shelter, which is located at the Alms House at 276 County Farm Road in Dover, will be opened at 2 p.m. on Saturday and remain in service till Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.

Transportation is available by shuttle from the Amtrak platform at the Dover Transportation Center (train & bus station) on or around every hour from 2-8 p.m. on Saturday and on the same schedule, weather permitting, on Sunday.

The COAST bus route to the County Complex will be available Monday. Upon closing, transportation coordination will be provided via COAST bus passes and shuttle service to local community service partner agencies.

The announcement was made in a statement from Tory Jennison, Director of Population Health and the Integrated Delivery Network for the Strafford County/Seacoast area.

Social service agencies and municipalities are encouraged to provide transportation options or support to their clients or residents seeking access.

For other transportation options and general shelter questions, please call the shelter at 857-323-0388.

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