Emergency weather shelter to open in Ashland

Guests enter the emergency shelter at Pioneer Hall in Ashland in February. Drew Fleming photo
March 5, 2022

Pioneer Hall open from noon Sunday to noon Monday

An emergency severe weather shelter will be open in Ashland on Sunday evening, the City of Ashland has announced.

Doors to Pioneer Hall at 73 Winburn Way are set to open at noon Sunday. People wishing to shelter there for the night need to enter by 9 p.m., with lights out at 10. Doors will be locked from 10 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday. The shelter will close at noon Monday. Pets are welcome.

It’s a “no-frills” shelter, the city says, so attendees should plan on providing their own bedding.

Social distancing will be observed; masks will be required, and will be available at the shelter.

Donations of clean blankets or sleeping bags that have been run through a hot dryer are welcome, but donations of clothing or other items are not, the city advises.

For more information on the shelter, call Avram Sacs at 541-220-7307.

The low Sunday night is forecast to be 28 degrees, according to the National Weather Service, with highs of 51 and 57 Sunday and Monday, respectively. Lows in the low 30s are expected Monday and Tuesday nights, then 28 again on Wednesday night.

Source: City of Ashland news release and National Weather Service forecast. 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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