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Published January 23, 2013, 05:00 PM

Below-zero weather driving homeless shelter numbers over capacity

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The extreme cold has area homeless shelters bursting at the seams.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The extreme cold has area homeless shelters bursting at the seams.

Homeless shelters in Fargo-Moorhead can normally house 275 people at a time. Last night, they were over that limit by 63.

Churches United even exceeded their overflow capacity, finding room to take in three extra people.

John Roberts, Director of Shelter Operations: "We have several offices and a computer lab that get changed into sleeping space overnight so people have a warm place to be on these cold nights."

Shelters opened their overflow capacity December 1st.

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