Metro opening overflow shelters during cold, winter conditions

(FOX 17 News)

Metro Nashville Government is opening overflow shelters as conditions deteriorate in the midstate.

Freezing rain, sleet and snow have already started to fall in some areas. The greater Metro area is under a Winter Weather Advisory until Friday night.

Mayor Megan Barry said existing day shelters will be active and following the "Cold Weather Plan." .

"Metro will not turn anyone away, but we do encourage use of existing shelters in order to help ensure those overflow beds are available to those with barriers to using existing services," Barry said in a tweet.

Meanwhile, THP is asking folks if they can, to stay off the roads during icy conditions.

Day Shelters:

Room In The Inn: 705 Drexel Street

  • Open 6 a.m. throughout the day

Nashville Rescue Mission

  • Men’s Guest Services location, 639 Lafayette St.
  • Women’s Guest Services location, at 1716 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.

Metro Overflow Shelter:

The Fairgrounds Nashville, Vaughn Building: 625 Smith Avenue

  • Open from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday
  • Pets allowed to stay in crates
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