Richmond and Petersburg cooling shelters open

Updated by Iva Radman – email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond and Petersburg are opening up cooling shelters Wednesday and Thursday.

There are three shelters in the Richmond: at the Southside Community Center on Hull Street Road; the Department of Social Services on East Marshall Street; the East District Center on North 25th Street. They're open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In Petersburg you can cool off between noon and 7pm at the Transit Center at 100 West Washington Street.

There will be water, but no food, and you have to leave your pets at home.

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