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Southern Nevada Braces for Cold Weather

LAS VEGAS -- Southern Nevada is bracing for some cold weather with sub-freezing temperatures expected through the end of the week.

A hard freeze warning is in effect from 9 p.m. Wednesday until 9 a.m. Friday. Lows on the Las Vegas Strip are expected to dip into the mid-20s early Thursday, with highs not much above 40 until Saturday.

The winter weather is affecting road conditions for those driving to Mount Charleston. Nevada Highway Patrol is requiring vehicles to have snow tires, chains or 4-wheel drive if traveling into the Spring Mountains. Check the weather in your neighborhood.

The cold snap is prompting local leaders to open several warming stations around the Las Vegas valley for the week.

The following locations will be open Thursday and Friday:

  • Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road at E. Horizon Drive, Henderson, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Cambridge Recreation Center, 3930 Cambridge St., Las Vegas, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Dr. William U. Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Ave., Las Vegas, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Dula Gymnasium, 441 E. Bonanza Road, Las Vegas, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.
  • Hollywood Recreation Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Boulevard, Las Vegas, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Islamic Society of Nevada, 4730 E. Desert Inn Road near Boulder Highway, Las Vegas, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Stupak Community Center, 251 W. Boston Ave., Las Vegas, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St. (at Basic Road), Henderson, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Walnut Recreation Center, 3075 N. Walnut Ave., Las Vegas, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Overnight shelter remain available at the following locations:

  • Catholic Charities, 1511 N. Las Vegas Boulevard (near Foremaster Lane), Las Vegas, for men.
  • The Salvation Army, 33 West Owens Ave. (near Stocker Street), North Las Vegas, for men and women.
  • The Shade Tree, 1 West Owens Ave. (near Main Street), North Las Vegas, for women and children.

Anyone may also dial 211 from any phone to find the nearest warming station, or go to helphopehome.org.

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(Associated Press contributed to this report.)