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Cocke County opens temporary cooling stations amid high temperatures

All cooling stations will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Friday, June 24. People in Knoxville can go to a "Day Safe Space" on Broadway and Magnolia.

NEWPORT, Tenn. — Cocke County has opened some temporary cooling stations throughout the county due to high temperatures. 

All cooling stations will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Friday, June 24.

The Newport Community Center Gymnasium location is serving as a cooling station and has showers available at no cost. 

The Cosby Volunteer Fire Department and the Grassy Fork Volunteer Fire Department are also serving as cooling stations, but do not offer showers. 

All cooling stations will provide bottled water. 

If you need transportation to a cooling station, call 423-623-3064 and ask that an officer be sent to transport you to and from. Emergency calls will come before transports, so the city of Newport is asking those using this service to be patient.

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