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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — With temperatures in most of the region hovering in the single digits on Thursday, Nashville residents who needed a break from the bitter cold could climb aboard a "Mobile Warming Station" — also known as a yellow school bus. The Nashville Office of Emergency Management (OEM) partnered with Metro Nashville Public Schools to bring these innovative Mobile Warming Stations to the city's streets. "This is just one of the ways Metro Nashville and the Office of Emergency Management is reaching out to the community and preparing for another day and night of dangerously low temperatures," OEM officials said in an announcement about the program. OEM personnel and Metro school buses were stationed at Nashville's Riverfront Park and the Farmers Market area from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, offering temporary shelter to anyone who needed a respite from the frigid c...

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