City opens emergency shelter, schools plan 2-hour delay due sub-zero temps

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10174804_1609799929242094_6489470240158151001_nMANCHESTER, NH – Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas announced Wednesday that the City of Manchester will open an emergency warming shelter for three days in response to the cold weather forecast.

Also, Manchester School District announced it will open two hours later on Jan. 8 due to the expected sub-zero overnight temperatures.

According to Weather Underground, a low of -8 degrees F is expected overnight for Manchester, with temperatures creeping back up to 2 degrees F by 10 a.m.

The emergency warming shelter will open at 351 Chestnut Street. The shelter is being operated in conjunction with New Horizons for New Hampshire. Individuals in need of shelter should check-in at the New Horizons shelter located at 199 Manchester Street.

The emergency warming shelter will be staffed beginning Wednesday, January 7, 2015 through Friday, January 9, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. daily.

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