Nashville overflow cold weather shelter to reopen with more freezing temperatures forecast

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A small group of people gather to wait for a bus to take them to a shelter while Officer Kevin Johnson was performing cold weather checks in Nashville on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.
A small group of people gather to wait for a bus to take them to a shelter while Officer Kevin Johnson was performing cold weather checks in Nashville on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.

Metro Social Services will reopen an extreme cold weather shelter at 7 p.m., Saturday at 3230 Brick Church Pike in Nashville.

The overflow shelter was open Thursday through 10 a.m., Saturday. The shelter is being cleaned before it reopens, according to an announcement by Nashville agencies.

The overnight low temperature Saturday in to Sunday is forecast to drop to 23 degrees in Nashville, according to the National Weather Service.

Outreach workers doing checks will drop off individuals who want to utilize the shelter at designated locations around Nashville to catch free rides to the WeGo Central station.

Those going to the shelter will ride free from WeGo Central on WeGo Public Transit line 23B between 7 and 11 p.m.

The Metro overflow shelter is available for men, women, couples, and people with pets.

The standard hours of operation when the shelter is activated are 7 p.m.-7 a.m.

The Nashville Rescue Mission is the primary shelter in Nashville as well as the Room in The Inn, Nashville Fire Department spokesperson Joseph Pleasant said.

Reach Andy Humbles at ahumbles@tennessean.com or 615-726-5939 and on Twitter @ AndyHumbles.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Nashville cold weather shelter to reopen as frigid temps continue

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