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Bellingham severe-weather shelters open through Monday night

Interfaith Coalition will keep its severe-weather shelters open through Monday night because of the ongoing cold snap.

Overnight lows in Bellingham will be in the mid-20s to the 30s through Thursday, Dec. 4.

The temporary shelters have been operating for the season since Friday night, Nov. 28, to provide safe places for the homeless.

The men’s shelter has a new location this year, at the Lighthouse Mission Drop-In Center, 1013 W. Holly St., about a block north of the mission. The shelter for women and children is at Garden Street Methodist Church, at the corner of Garden and Magnolia streets.

Shelters open at 5:30 p.m. each day. Salt on the Street will provide transportation to the shelters between 5 and 7 p.m. by picking up people at the Rainbow Center, 209 W. Holly St.; Northwest Baptist Church, 3545 Northwest Ave.; and Northwest Regional Council, 600 Lakeway Drive.

The coalition opens shelters if the weather dips into the low 20s — or lower — overnight, or a significant amount of snow falls.

Find out if the shelters are open by calling 360-788-7983.

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