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Carroll County Cold Weather Shelter to stay open as warming center on MLK Day

In light of extreme cold in the forecast, the Carroll County Cold Weather Shelter will stay open from Saturday through Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, serving as a community warming center on Monday.

Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc., which operates the shelter, will open it at the normal time of 7 p.m. Saturday and keep it open until 8 a.m. Monday, serving its regular clients, according to a Carroll County Government media release.

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HSP will then keep the cold weather shelter open the duration of MLK Day to serve anyone in the community without adequate heat in their homes, according to the release, as the National Weather Service is forecasting sub-zero wind chills.

The branches of the Carroll County Public Library and the county’s senior and community centers, which normally serve as public warming centers, will be closed Monday.

The shelter is located at 127 Stoner Ave. in Westminster and will return to its normal hours — 7 p.m. until 8 a.m. — Monday evening, according to the release.

For more information, call Christine Kay at 410-386-3600.

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