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Cold weather shelters open in Pasco


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Two Pasco County cold weather shelters opened in New Port Richey and Hudson Monday evening.

Community Congressional Church, 6533 Circle Drive, New Port Richey, and The Holy Ground Shelter, 8835 Denton Ave., Hudson, both opened at 6 p.m.

Holy Ground Shelter is open to families, but Congressional Church is not.

Temperatures, which began descending Monday afternoon, dipped into the 30s overnight and into Tuesday in Pasco County. The chill will remain into Wednesday, according to the Pasco County Office of Emergency Management.

Transportation to the cold shelters by Pasco County Public Transportationis free. //PCPT buses traveling routes 14, 21 and 30 are providingthat service.

When passengers board, the must tell the bus driver they are headed to a cold weather shelter.

Additionally, free cab service is being offered by Windmoor Healthcare to the different cold weather shelters in Pasco County by calling (727) 548-5733.

The United Way, in conjunction with Metropolitan Ministries, is providing hotel rooms as a cold weather shelter for families with children.

Families with children in need of a shelter Tuesday night on the western portion of Pasco County should call Dan Campbell at (727) 385-4170. Those in need of a shelter in the eastern portion of the county should call (813) 810-8670.

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