RPT offering ‘Warm Place to Be’ Sunday for anyone caught in dangerous conditions

(ABC 6 News) – Amid a Wind Chill Advisory in Rochester, the city’s public transit is activating its ‘Warm Place to Be’ program for the entire service day on Sunday, Jan. 14.

On Sunday, anyone stuck outside and cold can notify a Rochester Public Transit driver and board the bus fare-free.

There are six weekend routes through RPT, all of which start and end in Downtown Rochester with a trip every 60 minutes. RPT officials write, “Persons taking advantage of this emergency program should take care not to find themselves stranded a long way from home.”

With the extremely cold weather, the public should dress appropriately if heading outside and watch for signs of hypothermia and frostbite. Emergency officials recommend staying inside if possible.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory through noon on Monday.