Air quality alert issued; cooling centers open - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Air quality alert issued; cooling centers open

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Courtesy CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Courtesy CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
SIMSBURY, CT (WFSB) -

With temperatures climbing in the 90s again on Monday, Ellington and Simsbury are opening centers so people can take a break from the heat.

The Simsbury Public Library served as a cooling shelter on Sunday too and it will do the same on Monday from 9:30 a.m. 8:30 p.m.

The senior center in Eno Memorial Hall is another place people will be able to cool off over the next couple of days. It's opening its doors at 8:30 a.m. 

With the stifling heat, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has put out a warning for poor air quality. It is urging people with sensitive breathing conditions limit their time outside, especially between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Information about the forecast can be found here.

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