With overnight temperatures below freezing over the weekend, Metro is opening its extreme cold weather shelter again Sunday night. And the city is providing multiple ways to reach it.
WeGo offers free transportation for those going to the Brick Church Pike shelter. There are also shuttles from key stops across Nashville to Music City Central to then take bus line 23-B.
The shelter will likely open again Monday night and multiple days this week, as the temperature is expected to drop below 30 degrees most nights. As long as it stays at or below freezing for three consecutive hours, the shelter can open.
When open, its hours are 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., and it allows pets for those with a furry friend they don’t want to leave behind.
This is the first year that Metro’s emergency cold weather shelter has opened at a higher temp. That’s after the Continuum of Care Homelessness Planning Council raised the temperature threshold from 28 degrees to 32.
For more information on the shelter, including free transportation locations, visit ColdWeatherNashville.com.