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Posted on: August 11, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Town Buildings Open for Heat Relief

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Residents who need relief from the heat in the coming days can cool off in air-conditioned Town buildings. 

The National Weather Service is forecasting oppressive heat from Wednesday, August 11 through Friday, August 13. Temperatures during the daytime are expected to reach 99 degrees with the Heat Index (feels like temperature) expected to be between 100-109 degrees. 

The following Town buildings are open for residents to cool off from the heat:

  • Wellesley Town Hall, Juliani Room (525 Washington Street) - Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Warren Recreation Building (90 Washington Street) - Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Wellesley Council on Aging (500 Washington Street) - Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Senior Citizens
  • Wellesley Police Department, Kingsbury Room (485 Washington Street) - Open 24 hours every day

The Wellesley Housing Authority community halls are air-conditioned and open for use by all Housing Authority residents. 

While the main branch of the Wellesley Free Library remains closed for renovations, the Hills Branch Library and Fells Branch Library buildings have limited seating available Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Thursday, the Hills Branch is open until 8 p.m.

The Health Department is urging all residents to take precautions to avoid heat related illnesses like heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke by staying in cool indoor areas, hydrating frequently, and staying in shady areas when outdoors. 

Morses Pond beach is open and swimming is permitted. Up-to-date test results have determined that the pond water quality is good. 

The heat wave is expected to break this weekend.

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