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Red Cross Opens Shelter for Stranded Travelers in Burlington

Red Cross volunteer helping lady in a shelter

The American Red Cross opened an emergency shelter at the Burlington Community Center on Tuesday, Nov.17 in response to severe winter weather that forced road closures. Twenty-two people in need of a warm, safe place to go stayed at the shelter. Red Cross volunteers were able to provide food as well as emotional and minor medical support at the Red Cross shelter.

The shelter closed at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, as conditions had improved and roads had reopened. 

For winter storm safety information please go to Up-to-the minute preparedness information and warning messages are available on the new Red Cross Emergency mobile app. This app is free and downloadable for iPhone and Android phones and tablets at