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Pasco opening cold-weather shelters tonight


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Two Pasco County cold weather shelters will open in New Port Richey and Hudson tonight and Saturday.

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

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

Temperatures are expected to dip into the 30s overnight and into Saturday in Pasco County as a cold front passes through the region tonight.

Transportation to the cold shelters by Pasco County Transportation will be free. PCPT buses traveling routes 14, 21 and 30 will provide that service.

When passengers board, they must tell the 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 will provide hotel rooms as a cold weather shelter for families with children.

Those in need of a shelter in the eastern portion of the county should call (813) 810-8670.

For additional shelter information or for future scheduled shelter openings, United Way at 2-1-1.

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