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Freezing forecast means emergency shelter to be open additional days

A National Weather Service graphic shows heavy weather coming in next Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
February 16, 2023

Snow could fall on valley floor again next week Tuesday and Wednesday

By Bert Etling, Ashland.news

An emergency cold weather shelter will be open additional nights as more below freezing weather is forecast, the city of Ashland has announced.

The shelter at 48 5th St. will be open Friday night, Feb. 17, as previously announced, and reopen Tuesday through Thursday nights, Feb. 21 through 23.

It will not be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights, according to the city schedule announced Thursday afternoon.

Highs Friday through Thursday are expected to be 52, 51, 56, 55, 43, 40 and 39, respectively, according to the National Weather Service forecast as of Thursday evening, Feb. 16. Lows Friday through Wednesday nights are forecast to be 29, 30, 34, 36, 27 and 22.

A cold front coming in Tuesday is expected to bring snow to the valley floor, according to the NWS, dropping to as low as 200-foot elevation Wednesday night.

The shelter opens at 5 p.m. each evening it’s open. Doors close for the night at 9 p.m., with lights out 10 p.m. This is a no-frills shelter, which means individuals should plan on providing their own bedding. Well-behaved pets are welcome. The shelter closes at 9 a.m. 

For additional information or if you are interested in volunteering at the shelter, contact community volunteer Avram Sacks of Options for Helping Residents of Ashland (OHRA) at 541-220-7307 or 541-631-2235. The shelter is operated by OHRA for the city of Ashland.

To sign up for text alerts with shelter information, text 97520SHELTER to 888777.

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

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

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