As weekend storm looms, warming centers are available in Peoria

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The Peoria Fire Department on Friday issued a reminder that there are several warming centers available to residents if the need should arise this weekend, when heavy snow and falling temperatures are forecast.

City of Peoria fire stations serve as warming centers for those who may find themselves without heat. Warming centers provide safe locations during extreme cold temperatures. This service is provided 24 hours a day. A map and list of Peoria fire stations can be found at, or by calling the Peoria Fire Department at 494-8700.

The lobby of the Peoria Police Department at 600 SW Adams St. is also available. Additionally, the lobby of the Peoria Civic Center is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

According to the National Weather Center in Lincoln, rain on Saturday afternoon will change to snow throughout the evening. Temperatures will drop and there will be significant snow accumulation with snow continuing to fall into Sunday.

Travelers are advised to take caution as there is also the potential for wind and blowing drifting snow.