Rescue Mission expects to be at full capacity as the temperatures drop and snow falls

DENVER - The Denver Rescue Mission expects to be at full capacity Tuesday night as a winter storm drops snow and temperatures throughout the area.

The shelter can house a total of 465 men at its main and emergency facilities. Those facilities are typically only open overnight, but the Rescue Mission says they will be prepared to stay open Wednesday.

"If the weather gets bad during the day, we will open up as a day shelter," said Aneta Storvik. "If they don't have enough room we'll certainly open our doors and do what we can."

7NEWS Chief Meteorologist Mike Nelson forecasts temperatures will drop to around 5 degrees by morning and only rise to about 10 above zero in the afternoon. 

The Rescue Mission works with other agencies to make sure no one is turned away once they reach capacity.