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La Crosse County issues cold weather alert, warming shelters expanded


LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- The La Crosse County Health Department is urging people to stay indoors during the next few days, with temperatures expected to remain well below freezing.

The department issued a public health alert, announced Sunday, stating the weather will remain dangerously cold through at least Wednesday.

The Salvation Army, at 223 8th St. South, as well as the La Crosse Warming Center at 1209 Main St., have both expanded their shelter spaces due to the bitterly cold temperatures.

The City of La Crosse has also teamed up with the La Crosse Center to open the building's South Hall as a shelter. The hall will be available for both overnight and daytime warming. Those seeking to get in can enter through the entrance on Second St.

The South Hall will be open from 5 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday at noon. A news release from the health department says all are welcome. The La Crosse Area Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is providing cots, blankets, food and volunteers to staff the shelter.


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