City of Atlanta keeping warming center open another night



The city of Atlanta plans will keep a former hotel building open as a warming center Tuesday night as temperatures are again expected to drop below freezing, officials said.

People in need of a place to stay can visit old Ramada Plaza hotel at 450 Capitol Ave. starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. It will remain open until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, the city announced in a press release.

The city first opened the warming center Monday night, as the city saw its first freeze and snow of the season. Temperatures are expected to again drop below freezing overnight into Wednesday.

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The Ramada hotel is located just south of I-20 at the corner of Capitol Avenue and Fulton Street. Transportation will also be provided from Safe House Outreach, which is located at 89 Ellis St. downtown.

Residents who need assistance can call the city by dialing 311 if they are inside Atlanta city limits or by calling 404-546-0311.