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Officials: Warming centers across the metro open due to cold temperatures

Temperatures will be well below freezing in metro Atlanta.

ATLANTA — The city of Atlanta and DeKalb County officials have opened warming centers for anyone who needs them due to the sub-freezing temperatures on Tuesday night and the expected temps on Wednesday night.

The Atlanta warming center will open on Tuesday at 6 p.m., and remain open through Thursday at 9 a.m.

Three warming centers are opening in DeKalb County, beginning Tuesday at 7 p.m. The closing date on the DeKalb centers is yet to be determined.

Atlanta's warming center is at the Old Adamsville Recreation Center, 3404 Delmar Lane, N.W., Atlanta 30331. Men, women and children are welcome at the warming center.

Transportation will be provided for those who may need it from Gateway, at 275 Pryor Street, S.W., Atlanta 30303, beginning at 5 p.m.

The Gateway also released a list of other locations of emergency shelter from the cold in Atlanta.

Credit: Gateway Center

The DeKalb warming centers are located at: 

  • Fire Station 3, 100 N. Clarendon Ave, Avondale, Ga. 30002
  • Fire Station 6, 2342 Flat Shoals Road, Atlanta, Ga. 30316
  • First Methodist Church of Tucker, 5095 LaVista Road, Tucker, Ga. 30084

The Tucker facility is a no-freeze shelter. It provides food and a place to shower and sleep.

11Alive meteorologist Chesley McNeil says there is a Freeze Warning in effect through 10 am Wednesday for all of metro Atlanta for the colder temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills that are expected. 

Temperatures in metro Atlanta are expected to fall into the low-to-mid 20s with wind chills falling into the low-to-mid teens.

For more information about the warming center, please call 404-615-4955.

Credit: WXIA

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