Shelters are open across the Valley for those who need a warm place to stay.
Athens First United Methodist Church is opening their doors to the cold from now through Wednesday morning. The Beasley Center is located behind the main church building on East Hobbs Street in Athens. Church members will keep the center open 24/7 until Wednesday at 8a.m. Anyone needing a place to stay, food to eat or a place to keep warm is welcome. Mac Martin with the Church says, "Our thinking is here we have a wonderful facility, adequate heat, we also have gas appliances in case the power goes out so we have, as a church, we have the facility why not put it to use?"
There is also a shelter open in Crossville at the Union Grove Baptist Church. They will be open until noon Wednesday. They're located at 76 Union Grove Road North in Crossville, 256-528-7960.