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Metro Nashville Prepares For Frigid Temperatures - John Dunn

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As temperatures drop Nashville leaders are making plans to keep everyone safe during this potentially deadly cold. They are trying to look out for the most vulnerable people.

It was a day for heavy coats, gloves and winter hats. Temperatures are below freezing, and Metro leaders are warning of danger. "There are going to be some frigid temperatures that take place here in Nashville," says OEM Operations Manager Charles Shannon.

With high temperatures expected in the teens in the coming days, Nashville's homeless population is most at risk. The Rescue Mission's cold patrol will be bringing people indoors, and Metro police officers are now making welfare checks around the downtown area. "We are going to do this continuously through the night, and through the days, over the next several days during this weather spell," says Metro Police Commander Jason Reinbold.

Both the Rescue Mission and Nashville's Room in the Inn shelter are adding extra beds and increasing their volunteer support to accommodate large groups of people. If you see someone who is in distress because of the cold, Metro leaders hope you will call (615) 862-8600 for help.

Even people indoors should be concerned about the cold. Metro's water department says there is a possibility of water main breaks, and says its customers should leave at least one faucet running with a light stream of water to prevent pipes from freezing. "If you have those exterior walls with flow, than you should probably have flow at that spot," says Metro Water Director Scott Potter.

Metro Schools are also taking action ahead of the freezing weather. School has been canceled on Tuesday.  Students will return from winter break on Wednesday.

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