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City of San Antonio resources for staying warm during winter blast

Here's a summary of where you can find help staying warm in the Alamo City for free.

SAN ANTONIO — When we slide into deep freeze conditions, the city has a number of ways to make sure people aren't suffering.

KENS 5 reporter Sue Calberg has a summary of where you can find help staying warm for free.

Whether it's cold or not, anyone who is 60 years old or more can always find FREE shelter at any of the senior centers around town. Some are full-time and some are open during limited hours. Of the 21 across the city, 10 just started offering extended hours, staying open until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The centers offer shared meals and lots of ways to socialize while staying warm. CLICK HERE for list of senior centers.

There are even more libraries available for shelter, 30 in all. Their schedules vary, so if you're looking for a warm, free place in your own neighborhood, be sure to check out the city website before you go. CLICK HERE to find scheduling information for the library closest to you.

Here's an idea you may not have thought of: For $2.75 you can get a VIA bus day pass to get out of the cold. Buses are warm and can transport you to warm community spaces like shopping centers.

If you need a ride to someplace warm, VIA Metropolitan Transit can take you there for $1.30. If the city opens warming centers, VIA will be offering free rides.

City leaders say whether they open up specific warming centers or not, they are working closely with nonprofit partners to make sure everyone will have a safe space until san Antonio gets a break from the cold.

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