Freezing Your Ass Off Tonight? Get On A Metro Vehicle

If you somehow find yourself out in the cold with no place to go tonight, one way to escape the freeze will be through Metro.

The transit agency says that in addition to space heaters at 28 Park & Rides, it will park METROLift vehicles at each of the 18 transit centers, where people will be allowed on to board them to get warm. (Transit centers will also have space heaters.)

Says Metro:

Starting at 4:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, METRO will be operating space heaters at 28 Park & Ride lots and 18 Transit Centers.

METRO will operate the heaters until 10:30 a.m. at its Park & Rides and until midnight at the Transit Centers.

The space heaters will also be operating on Saturday, Jan. 9, from 4:30 a.m. until midnight at the 18 Transit Centers.

Starting at 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7 until 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, METRO will be using METROLift vehicles as temporary refuges from the cold at its Transit Centers.

METRO will be parking METROLift vehicles at each of these facilities and will make them available to anyone needing a safe and warm emergency refuge.

The agency doesn't want to be overwhelmed, however. "The METROLift vehicles," it says, "are not intended as a substitute for local homeless shelters, but rather as a last-resort refuge during the overnight hours."

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