Shelters open across the area as winter weather moves in

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — With the threat of winter weather moving rapidly into Alabama, some places are opening as shelters.

The Red Cross has opened shelters at the following locations:

  • First Baptist Church of Jacksonville
  • The Oxford Civic Center in Oxford, Alabama
  • The Heflin Community Center in Heflin, Alabama

Additionally, the Salvation Army has opened has a warming station for residents, city workers or anyone in need at 108 Plaza Circle, near the Alabaster YMCA.

The shelter will provide hot lunch at 11:30 a.m. and dinner at 5:30 p.m.

Coffee is offered for free at the shelter and hot chocolate is available until 9 p.m.

Steele United Methodist Church will reopen its Red Cross shelter at 2 p.m., which is located off I-59 at exit 174 in St. Clair County.

The Red Cross has reopened its shelter at First Baptist Church in Gadsden, which is located at 235 South 5th Street.

CBS42 will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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