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Austin will activate cold weather shelters, warming centers on Friday as cold front persists

Austin's Central Library is one of the warming centers open on Friday.
Gabriel C. Pérez
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KUT
Austin's Central Library is one of the warming centers open on Friday.

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Frigid temperatures are expected to continue into Friday night. The City of Austin is activating daytime warming centers across the city for unsheltered Austinites today and will open cold weather shelters tonight.

The warming centers at a handful of city-owned sites will open Friday morning:

The centers will operate during their normal business hours.

Each warming center will be subject to the COVID-related policies of the department running the site, meaning some (like libraries) may have limited capacity in light of the pandemic.

The city's overnight cold weather shelters will open up, as well. Folks seeking shelter must register in person and pass a COVID-19 screening. Registration for shelter is from 6 to 8 p.m. at One Texas Center at South 1st Street and Barton Springs Road.

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