Nashville extreme cold weather shelter to open Sunday night

Thirty-thousand people expected at weekend events at Fairgrounds Nashville
Posted at 11:15 AM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-07 12:15:55-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An extreme cold weather overflow shelter will be open in Nashville Sunday night.

Metro Social Services will open the shelter at 7 p.m. at the Nashville Fairgrounds at 500 Wedgewood Avenue. The shelter will remain open until Monday at 7 a.m.

People with pets are welcome at the shelter.

While the shelter is in the same complex as the social distancing and isolation shelters at Nashville Fairgrounds, it's in a separate building. Signs will direct people to the correct entrance. If riding a bus, the shelter can be accessed from Nolensville Road.

Before anyone is dropped off at the station, volunteers are asked to call the overflow shelter coordinator to see if there is any space left. When the capacity of 250 to 300 people is reached, shelter must be sought at Nashville Rescue Mission.

Drop-offs should also be timed for after 7 p.m. to ensure proper social distancing during COVID-19 health checks.

More information on the cold weather shelter can be found here.