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Cold weather shelter set to open

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Governor Bobby Jindal has issued a state of emergency as a result of the extreme cold weather conditions.

With the projected freezing temperatures for the next few days, the City of Monroe has opened a cold weather shelter. The Marbles Community Center opened at 5:00 PM Friday as a temporary shelter.

It's on Renwick Street, right across from Carroll High School and Junior High.

The community center will remain open until next Wednesday or Thursday depending on the weather.

Red Cross is providing cots and blankets, and the Salvation Army has meals for those that stay at the center.

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