AUSTIN (KXAN) — The City of Austin will open its cold weather shelters Wednesday night ahead of temperatures in the 30s.

Shelter registration occurs between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at One Texas Center (OTC) at 505 Barton Springs Road.

Cold Weather Shelter Activation Thresholds: 

  • 32 degrees or colder overnight  
  • 35 degrees, with rain/wet  
  • 35 degrees, with wind chill of 32 or colder

Notification to activate:

  • Cold Weather Shelter Hotline updated to indicate activation – 512-305-ICEE (4233)
  • APH sends an email to a community communication portal and other organizations involved in outreach and information to unsheltered individuals.
  • HSEM sends a text to phone numbers registered on the alert system.

For information on how to access the shelter, you can call 512-305-4233 and follow