Some to Face Late Season Cold Snap With No Heat

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LITTLE ROCK, AR — Temperatures are expected to dip into the 30’s by the end of the week.  The late-season chill is going to be especially hard for residents who live in some of the older buildings around town because of the time of year it comes.

The problem exists in buildings that use a boiler/chiller system for heating and cooling.

Once those buildings make the switch from hot to cold it remains that way until the season changes.

At public housing complexes like Powell and Paris Towers, the switch date is picked by majority vote.

“I’m just going to probably turn my oven on if I get cold,” said Paris Towers resident Debra Singleton.

“We wanted the air on because it’s been so hot,” said Powell Towers resident Anthony Thompson.

Some now regretting their vote to switch while others said they’ll enjoy the last bit of cold weather knowing the heat of summer is right around the corner.

At private buildings like Block Two Lofts the same situation exists.

City officials said they’re not concerned about possible health risks for people without heat because the large, brick buildings retain heat well.

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