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E. Texans find shelter from winter storm

TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

The Salvation Army in Tyler took extra people into their building Thursday night to keep them safe from the cold weather. 

"Every night where the temperature gets below 40 degrees they let us come in where we're not out in the cold and the elements, you know," says Joseph Fulton, a man taking refuge in the Salvation Army .

"Without this place I would be outside on the streets," says Megean Huddle, a woman who is also staying at the Salvation Army in Tyler. 

For many, it's not just a place to stay warm, it's also a place to feel welcomed. 

"It's a blessing to have people like this and an organization like this to help people," Fulton says. 

Andre Thompson says the thought of the people in need at the Salvation Army is keeping him going as he tries to win the Salvation Army bell ringing contest. 

"Still moving, still ready to go, nothing has changed, same mental state."

Heaters, coffee, and local support are helping Thompson stay in the race. 

"Everybody is just dropping by, encouraging us, saying what it means to them, and it's really helping" says Thompson. 

Earlier in the day TxDOT trucks filled up with sand, ready to take on any incoming ice. 

"We're going to be starting on bridges and overpasses primarily, lot's of activity on the interstate," says Larry Krantz, TxDOT's public information officer.

Krantz says, if our roads ice over, the speed limits posted on signs will be too fast for the road conditions, "Weather like this only magnifies the need to practice those good driving habits of leaving space between the vehicle in front of you."

He says driving slow is key and asks that you give TxDOT crews extra room as they work to keep East Texas roads safe. 

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