Danville, Roanoke, and Nelson County offer residents warm places to stay as temperatures plummet into the teens overnight

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(WFXR) — Officials in several localities around southwest and central Virginia urge community members who need shelter to reach out as temperatures plummet Monday night into Tuesday morning.

As temperatures across the region drop into the teens, the City of Danville says citizens who need to keep warm may call the non-emergency phone number for the Emergency Communications Center at 434-799-5111, option 8.

The center says they will arrange to meet the need of keeping citizens warm on Monday, Jan. 3.

Danville officials also say that they will continue working to clear roads that will refreeze Monday night. They will apply and on street surfaces that will run the risk of freezing over as temperatures fall well below freezing.

Also, the Rescue Mission of Roanoke says they have launched their white flag, which means anyone who needs a warm place to stay is welcome to come in.

The Mission says that safety is its top priority, so even if you are suspended or have a condition that keeps you from staying there under normal circumstances, you will be allowed inside Monday night.

Meanwhile, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with Nelson County, Emergency Services, Nelson Department of Social Services, and local fire and rescue facilities to offer warming stations:

  • Lovingston Volunteer Fire Department at 53 Baker Lane in Lovingston
  • Faber Rescue at 8301 Irish Road in Faber
  • Rockfish Volunteer Fire and Rescue at 11100 Rockfish Valley Highway in Afton

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