Warming Shelters Open for Those Without Power

Montgomery and Fairfax counties have set up a total of five locations

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    WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 6: A man walks up Pennsylvania Avenue during a snow storm February 6, 2010 in Washington, DC. A record setting snowstorm has hit the Washington, DC, area and more than two feet of snow are expected. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

    Montgomery County will open two additional warming shelters at 4 p.m. for residents affected by power outages. The shelters are located at the Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center (1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, Md.) and the Longwood Recreation Center (19300 Georgia Ave., Brookeville, Md.).

    Those planning on staying at a shelter should bring any medications or personal supplies required. No pets are allowed at shelters except for registered service animals.

    A shelter was opened earlier today at Richard Montgomery High School (250 Richard Montgomery Drive, Rockville, Md.).

    In Fairfax County, Va. two emergency warming centers opened at noon for residents without power. They're located at the Robert E. Lee Recreation Center (6601 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, Va.) and Oak Marr Recreation Center (3200 Jermantown Road, Oakton, Va.). These two spots are located areas that are experiencing the most power outages.

    Parking is available at both centers. Because the Fairfax Connector bus service is not operating today, the county is providing transportation from two locations: the Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax and the South County Government Center in Alexandria.

    Bring a three-day supply of special items for any elderly or disabled people and infants, a change of clothing and and pillows. Blankets and cots will be provided.