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Cold Patrols Available As Temps Drop

Posted at 6:26 AM, Jan 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 10:54:23-05

Cold patrols across Nashville were made available as a blast of Arctic air caused temperatures to plummet overnight.  

Early Monday morning, volunteers and Metro Nashville Police officers began helping get people out of the cold.      

For those looking for a warm place to seek shelter, the Nashville Rescue Mission is still accepting everyone, even though they are at capacity.

Other organizations across the area have also teamed up to form the Cold Weather Community Response.

Right now, they are operating at level 3 or the critical level of the plan – meaning outside temperatures of 19 or lower require certain actions. 

Other shelters and churches have also increased their amount of beds, extended day hours and will be accepting pets this year. 

A consistent flow of people checked into the Nashville Rescue Mission throughout the morning. However, organizers said beds are still available and no one would be turned away.