The American Red Cross is opening a shelter Monday afternoon at the Walnut Street Church of Christ, but Dickson County Emergency Management Agency Director Rob Fisher said it should be a measure of last resort for residents who don’t have anywhere else to go. With more that 11,000 Dickson Electric Service customers without power at the peak of Saturday night’s ice storm, Fisher said shelters opened Sunday at the Tennessee City Volunteer Fire Department and Walnut Street. But the Tennessee City shelter was forced to shut down when it lost power and nobody came to Walnut Street, prompting it to close. But Fisher said as power outages continue into the second day, the shelter was reopening at 1 pm Monday to provide up to 48 hours in temporary housing for people who don’t have a family member or friend they can stay with. Fisher said the storm had little or no impact as far as icing on the roads, other than some slick spots on bridges, but it was trees and limbs that snapped under the weight of the ice that caused the bigger problems. “All of our emergency responders that were out had to literally cut their way into areas of the county from early Sunday morning to Sunday afternoon,” Fisher said on Monday’s Power Lunch program on WDKN. Fisher urged everyone to be cautious when using portable heaters, wood stoves and fireplaces for heat to make sure they are properly maintained and monitored. He also said residents without power should be careful not to leave candles unattended. He said there were no major medical issues related to the ice but there were some fire problems caused by arcing power lines and expects there could be more as power is restored.