Greenville shelter offering extended hours for homeless to escape the cold

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - With temperatures set to drop to some of the coldest weather of the season so far in the east, one area shelter is expanding its hours.

The Community Crossroads Center in Greenville is currently housing close to 90 people.

Residents are normally required to leave from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., but will instead be allowed to stay inside throughout the day Friday.

Bob Williams, the executive director, says they'll monitor conditions and keep the facility open as needed.

"Tomorrow morning we'll just keep everybody here and do the best that we can, make sure everybody gets lunch and everybody is doing well," he says.

Williams says anyone in need of place to stay should call the Community Crossroads Center.