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Birmingham, Montgomery to open warming stations as cold front arrives

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to fall to 31 degrees in Birmingham.

Birmingham, Alabama

Officials for the city of Birmingham announced they will open warming stations for public use as the state excepts a major cold front to lower temperatures to near or below freezing across the state, with the city of Montgomery announcing they will do the same if the weather falls as excepted.

In partnership with the Jimmie Hale Mission, the city of Birmingham will open a warming station to the public on Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 p.m to 7 a.m, with transportation to the shelter, located at 3420 2nd Avenue North, to be provided from Linn Park, Brother Bryan Park, Kelly Ingram Park, and the Faith Chapel Care Center, according to a spokesperson for the Birmingham Mayor’s office.

“In collaboration with One Roof, those needing warm shelter should also reach out to our ongoing partners: The Salvation Army, 2015 26th Ave. North; the Firehouse Shelter (for men), 626 Second Ave. North; and First Light (for women), 2230 Fourth Ave. North,” the spokesperson wrote in a statement released on Monday.

In a statement released on Monday, the city of Montgomery said that it is “monitoring the situation” and will open a warming center at 3446 LeBron Road if the weather falls below freezing.

“Masks, cots and warm blankets will be provided for anyone in need of shelter from freezing temperatures,” the statement reads. “No photo identification is required. Montgomery EMA reminds residents to bring any prescribed medications needed, and pets are welcome as long as they are kept in a carrier.”

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to fall to 31 degrees in Birmingham, with Montgomery falling to a similar 34 degrees tonight.

John is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can contact him at [email protected] or via Twitter.

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