The Gaudet School in Middletown opened at 6 pm last night as a warming shelter for those effected by the National Grid natural gas outage. The shelter will remain open until natural gas service is restored.

Latest Update: Folks who come to Gaudet School (Turner Road entrance) for warming and/or sheltering can expect to find a National Grid representative available to provide hotel vouchers and additional information. If you choose to stay at the Gaudet Shelter, please be sure to bring a pillow and blanket (the shelter provides a cot and a blanket). We also encourage you to bring something to pass the time while you are with us – books, games, and tables are welcome”.

If you need a ride to Gaudet, Newport Police will provide a ride, according to Mayor Bova.

The Community College of Rhode Island’s Newport campus, Newport Heights and Donovan Manor have also been opened as warming shelters.

Ryan M. Belmore

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