The City of Nacogdoches is opening the doors to the C.L. Simon Recreation Center and Library, 1112 North Street, as a “Warming Center” for the residents of East Wood Terrace, a local apartment complex. 300 plus residents are expected to be without heat over-night due to a natural gas leak that is currently being repaired. Property owners discovered the leak earlier in the week and they have been diligently trying to make the necessary repairs to the line. During the repair process additional issues with the water line have been found and property owners are working to correct those issues as well.
The National Weather Service is predicting that temperatures will drop below freezing tonight. The warming center will be open as an overnight shelter for residents of the apartment complex. “With such a large number of temporarily displaced citizens, we felt it was important to provide the warming center as a safe, warm, shelter for the residents to stay the night,” said Fire Chief Keith Kiplinger.
Eastwood Terrace residents can begin checking in to the temporary shelter which is only scheduled to be open for one night, anytime.