Harlem Globetrotters visit to Middletown still on despite severe temperatures

Streets were covered with a wintry mix as freezing temperatures descended upon Middletown on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF
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Streets were covered with a wintry mix as freezing temperatures descended upon Middletown on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

UPDATE @ 10:50 a.m.

Two Middletown buildings are open today as warming stations because of the extreme cold weather.

The Salvation Army Safe House, 1500 Pershing Ave., and the Middletown Citadel Salvation Army, 1914 First Ave., will be open and warm meals will be served.

These stations are available for day shelter only. Transportation to Serving Homeless Alternate Lodging Of Middletown (SHALOM) will be provided if necessary at 4 p.m.

The Harlem Globetrotters game tonight at Wade E. Miller Gym on the Middletown High School campus is still on, district officials said. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the game tips at 7 p.m.

A few hundred general admission tickets are available and will be sold at the door, said Aaron Zupka, MHS athletic director. Tickets are $27.

INITIAL REPORT

Despite a few snow squalls and frigid temperatures, Butler County dispatchers are reporting few accidents this morning.

There is a crash on northbound Interstate 75 near Union Centre Boulevard, but Ohio State Patrol dispatcher said there were no injuries.

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“Just the average crash here and there,” a Butler County dispatcher said.

Middletown and West Chester Twp. also reported a virtually accident-free morning.