MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – For the first time this year the emergency warming shelter in Monongalia County at Hazel’s House of Hope on Scott Avenue could be pressed into service.

Morgantown Fifth Ward Councilor Danielle Trumble made the announcement during the city council regular meeting that the Bartlett House, also located at Hazel’s House of Hope is at capacity.

“They are at capacity in the Bartlett House space and ready to move into the former space of the Hope Hill Sobering Center if the present,” Trumble said.

The Bartlett House expanded their shelter from 28 to 40 beds over the summer and the emergency shelter offers an additional 15 beds in the former location of the Hope Hill Sobering Center on the first floor of Hazel’s House of Hope.

“There are still 15 beds available and there are 15 beds available, it is very frigid outside,” Trumble said. “By all means, please get indoors.”

Meteorologist Shannon Heffern said a wind chill advisory is in effect through noon Wednesday and temperatures could be as low as 7 degrees by Wednesday morning.

“The danger section of being outside exposed to those cold temperatures is more than 30 minutes, so you want to layer up and try to limit your time outside,” Heffern said.