LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4) – Despite freezing overnight temperatures, few people in Northern Colorado took advantage of the emergency shelters set up to help people who are without power.

Heavy snow and falling trees Wednesday caused widespread power outages, affecting hundreds of thousands of homes in the region. Then the thermometer dipped to as low as 14 degrees overnight (according to CBS4’s Dave Aguilera, Loveland’s low overnight temperature was 14.)

The American Red Cross, in conjunction with local city governments, said few people wound up needing to come to the shelters.

Shelters were closed Thursday morning in Windsor and Longmont.

In Greeley, the following shelter closed Thursday morning but then reopened again for Thursday night:

Island Grove Exhibition Hall, 525 N. 15th Ave. Greeley

The following shelter also remains open but may close if it becomes clear no one will need to stay in it Thursday night:

Thompson Valley High School, 1669 Eagle Drive, Loveland

The shelters offers cots, blankets, hygiene items and food for shelter for residents.

A hotline number for shelter information is (303) 651-8595. Residents can also call the United Way’s 211 number for help and resources.


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