The cities of Albany, Troy and now Colonie will all have cooling stations open today to the public to help keep residents cool during the extreme heat and humidity. Steve Caporizzo says today won't be as humid as yesterday, but it's still suppose to be a high of 96-degress today with a heat index hitting 100!

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The cooling centers in Colonie actually opened Thursday at six sites.  Here are the locations of those centers and their hours.  Until the weather subsides, the cooling stations will remain available throughout the weekend.

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Memorial Town Hall - 534 Loudon Road, Newtonville; Noon to 9pm

Public Operations Center - 347 Old Niskayuna road, Latham; Noon to 6pm

William K. Sanford Town Library - 629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville; Noon to 9pm

Village of Colonie Senior Citizens Center - 2 Thunder Road; Noon to 8pm

Village of Menands Fire Hall - 250 Broadway, Menands; Noon to 8pm

Beltrone Living Center - 6 Winners Circle; Noon to 5pm

For more information on heat-related prevention going on in the town of Colonie, you can go to www.colonie.org.  If you are in need of transportation to one of the forementioned cooling centers, you can call the Beltrone Center at 518-459-6064.

For cooling centers/stations in the cities of Albany and Troy, you can go to staying cool in Albany and Troy.