MADISON (WKOW) — With Madison’s cold days turning into colder nights, the city is taking steps to make sure people have places to escape the cold, as well as a way to get there.

Robert Beslic relies on Madison Metro buses. He said he’s taken steps to minimize the time he has to wait outside and nearby businesses have opened their doors to him.

“I think Madison takes care of people,” he said.

That’s something State Street Neighborhood Officer Kraig Kalka has taken to heart as temperatures hit dangerous lows.

“We have hand warmers, extra socks,” he listed leafing through the department’s donations. “There’s some jackets.”

First Methodist and Friends of the State Street Family donated the supplies and Kalka said his patrol officers make sure they’re put to use.

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