- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - An organization that provides shelter for the homeless in Buffalo is dealing with overcrowding as a brutal cold snap freezes the region.

Officials at the Buffalo City Mission tell WGRZ-TV (https://on.wgrz.com/1tPPZYw ) that they normally house about 150 men a night. Since a “code blue” was declared on Monday, the shelter has been caring for more than 100 extra men.

During a code blue, the City Mission opens its doors to all who are in need of shelter from the weather and a hot meal.

To alleviate the overcrowding, the City Mission has set up cots in common areas throughout the building.

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Information from: WIVB-TV, https://www.wivb.com

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