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UPDATE: Madison cooling center open through Wednesday

MADISON (WKOW) -- Monona Terrace will remain open through Wednesday morning as a cooling station.

With temperatures expected to reach 100 degrees on Tuesday, The City of Madison will keep the Exhibition Hall at Monona Terrace open to the public through 8:00 a.m. Wednesday. Officials say you should enter off the bike path at lake level.

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin also suggests if you need to get out of the heat to go to your area library, shopping mall or community center.


MADISON (WKOW) -- We're back in the danger zone when it comes to the heat; a heat advisory is in effect for most of the state until 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Cooling shelters are open, once again, Madison opened the Monona Terrace as an overnight station.

Officials announced the doors would open at 8 p.m.  Instead, officials started letting people in about 40 minutes later.

It made a miserable day outside a little worse for some of the 80 people left waiting.

A supervisor tells 27 News that a certain number of staff is required to open the Monona Terrace as an overnight shelter, and enough workers were late that it prevented them from opening on time.

The cooling station at the Terrace will be open until Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.

Mayor Paul Soglin says some other options during the day are libraries, shopping centers or community centers.

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