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Springfield Opera House opens as storm shelter

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By The Staff

Mayor John W. Cecconi has announced that effective immediately, the Opera House at 124 West Main Street, Springfield has been opened to the public for anyone needing emergency shelter.   Citizens should bring a pillow, sleeping bag and blow up mattresses (if available).   This facility will remain open to city and county residents for as long as this weather emergency exists.

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Anyone coming to the Opera House is asked to bring a pillow, blanket, and a blow-up mattress if one is available. There will be a limited food and water supply available, but area restaurants will remain open as long as possible.

In addition, Mayor Cecconi and Judge John Settles are advising all residents of the Springfield and Washington County community to stay indoors if possible and to stay away from downed lines and to be extremely cautious of broken and falling limbs in the area.