Overnight shelter available as Columbus braces for freezing temperatures

Columbus and Central Ohio Weather

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Leaders from the City of Columbus have plans in place to provide shelter for anyone who needs it during Friday’s latest round of snowfall.

The Community Shelter Board has five warming centers available throughout the city that will remain open until 9 p.m. They include:

  • Barnett Community Center at 1184 Barnett Rd.

  • Dodge Community Center at 667 Sullivant Ave.

  • Linden Community Center at 1254 Briarwood Ave.

  • Marion Franklin Community Center at 2801 Lockbourne Rd.

  • Thompson Community Center at 1189 Dennison Ave.

Once the five warming centers close at 9 p.m., the Community Shelter Board will prepare overnight shelter options for anyone who needs it. This includes couples, families and pets, and the organization affirmed that no one will be turned away.

A winter weather advisory was put into effect for Friday night, as wind chills were projected to plunge between -5 and -10 degrees along and northwest of the I-71 corridor.

Anyone who needs overnight shelter, as well as transportation to one of these locations, can call the Community Shelter Board’s homeless hotline at 614-274-7000.

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