Homeless shelters fill up during snowy night

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The snow storm led to homeless shelters filling up fast.

We stopped by Knox Area Rescue Ministries in Knoxville.

The shelter says they were about 15 over capacity around 9:00 p.m. Wednesday. But the shelter is still operating under a white flag.
That means anyone is welcome to come in

"If they don't have a place where they can get in out of the weather, it's possible they could freeze to death out there. A lot of them are staying out there in camps by choice but the police are doing everything they can to get them in here," David Lay of KARM told Local 8 News.

Lay went on to say that Wednesday night's numbers were actually a little smaller than what he expected for a snowy night.

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