The temporary shelter facility on the Lougheed Highway in downtown Maple Ridge, formerly operated by Rain City, is re-opening as additional spaces during extreme weather, a day after it snowed.

The 25 extra beds will be operated by the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries, as an extension of its facilities across Lougheed Highway at the corner of the Haney Bypass.

The shelter will only be available when an extreme weather alert is issued and additional beds are needed.