Cold Frozen Thermometer

An illustration of a cold frozen thermometer in low temperature with ice snow and stalactites

Warming shelters will be available as Arctic air sends the area into a deep freeze starting tonight, the Rock County Emergency Operations Center announced.

Anyone needing shelter related to the extreme temperatures should contact Rock County Crisis at 608-757-5025 for access to a shelter.

Warming locations are also offered at the following sites. Because of COVID-19, many locations are restricting access or hours of operation. Users are asked to wear face coverings and maintain distance.


Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Blvd., 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday; 608-364-2905.


Clinton Public Library, 214 Mill St., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday; 608-676-5569.


Edgerton Public Library, 101 Albion St., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday; 608-884-4511.


Hedberg Public Library, 316 S. Main St., 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 608-758-6580.

Uptown Janesville, 2500 Milton Ave. (formerly known as Janesville Mall), 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday- Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday; 608-752-7845.


Orfordville Village Hall, 303 E. Beloit St., 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 608-879-2004.


Brodhead City Hall, 1111 W. Second Ave., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 608-897-4018.

Brodhead Police Department lobby, 1004 W. Exchange St., 24-hours Monday-Sunday; 608-897-2112.

Overnight shelter

GIFTS Men’s Shelter, 1025 N. Washington St., Janesville, by appointment Monday-Sunday; call 608-726-4941 to register.