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Homeless Fill Shelters as Frigid Temperatures Roll In

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WHEELING, W.Va -

Across the Ohio Valley, streets were empty Monday night as temperatures dipped into the teens and colder with wind chills.

For people that have nowhere to go, shelters in the area are being utilized.

Major John Blevins with the Salvation Army on 16th Street in Wheeling said they see an increase in people needing a place to stay during colder times.

Major Blevins said they get calls for people looking to check-in. People also will just show up right at 8:00 pm as well, which is their check-in time.

"I'd be surprised if we don't have about six or seven check-ins tonight," said Blevins. "Hopefully they'll all show up and stay out of the cold."

Major Blevins said they have never had to turn away people for being too full as long as he's been at this Salvation Army location.

To check-in you need two forms of identification. They offer hot meal for dinner and breakfast in the morning.

Blevins said typically a person checked-in has to leave by 7:30 in the morning but when it's too cold they will let people stay inside.