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Cold weather causes shelters to fill up fast

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Frigid temperatures caused shelters to fill up fast Monday night.

Staff and volunteers at the Salvation Army shelter expected to be full after temperatures got down into the 20s.

Volunteers fixed a meal for the guests before they came inside. We caught up with one man waiting outside before doors opened.

He usually sleeps outside but he said last night was just too cold.

"I live in a tent and I just know my way there but I can't sleep there tonight because it's going to be 21 degrees," said George Dyous.

The Salvation Army also has a new day shelter open on Monroe Street. Homeless people can wash clothes, look for work, and find out about other services available to them.

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