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Tri-State prepares for dangerously cold temperatures

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

FOX19 NOW Meteorologists are forecasting an arctic blast for the end of the week with highs in the 20's and even some scattered light snow showers possible Thursday morning.

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Cincinnati's Shelterhouse is also preparing for the cold temperatures and will open the region's Winter Shelter on Thursday, December 8 at its location at the Davis and Rebecca Barron Center for Men in Queensgate, 411 Gest Street.

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The Winter Shelter is a 10,000 square foot area with its own separate entrance and operates December through February each year.  It usually serves an additional 600 to 700 homeless people during those 90 days.  

The Winter Shelter provides overflow accommodations when other shelters are at capacity during the coldest months of the year and helps to insure that no one freezes to death o the streets of Cincinnati.  Hours of operation are 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and is open to men and women 18 years and older.

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