Emergency shelter will be open through Thursday night

Pioneer Hall, as pictured in a 2017 structural assessment prepared for the city of Ashland.
December 11, 2022

Shelter is at library Sunday night, then moves to Pioneer Hall Monday evening through Friday morning

By Bert Etling, Ashland.news

An emergency severe weather shelter that opened Saturday, Dec. 10, downstairs at the Ashland Public Library, will be open there again tonight, then move to Pioneer Hall Monday night through the morning of Friday, Dec. 16, the city of Ashland has announced.

The library is at 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Pioneer Hall is at 73 Winburn Way. The shelter is open from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m.

Due to structural concerns, Pioneer Hall is not used as a shelter when there’s a possibility of snow load setting on the roof. There’s no snow or rain in the forecast through Saturday.

Lows Sunday through Friday nights are expected to be 30, 23, 22,24, 24 and 24, respectively, according to the National Weather Service forecast as of Sunday afternoon. Highs are expected to be about 39, 39, 40, 41 and 41 on Monday through Friday, respectively.

Shelter doors close for the night at 9 p.m. with lights out at 10 p.m. These are no-frills shelter, which means that individuals should plan on providing their own bedding. Well- behaved pets will be welcomed.

For additional information or if you are interested in volunteering at the shelter, contact community volunteer Avram Sacks at 541-220-7307.

Source: City of Ashland news release, National Weather Service. Email Ashland.news Executive Editor Bert Etling at betling@ashland.news or call or text him at 541-631-1313.

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Bert Etling is the executive editor of Ashland.news. Email him at betling@ashland.news.

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