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Burlington County Extends Code Blue

Temperatures aren't expected to climb above freezing for the next several days, with lows in the single digits.

Burlington County has extended the Code Blue declaration until next Wednesday, Jan. 29. Credit: Patch file photo
Burlington County has extended the Code Blue declaration until next Wednesday, Jan. 29. Credit: Patch file photo

Provided by the Burlington County Office of Public Information

Due to dropping temperatures, Burlington County has declared that the current Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency will be extended from noon Friday to noon Wednesday, Jan. 29. Officials will then review and assess upcoming weather forecasts.

Temperatures over the next several days are expected to remain at or below freezing, with lows in the single digits and highs in the low 30s. 

A Code Blue declaration is made when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to individuals without shelter. When a Code Blue is enacted, it provides for short-term emergency sheltering.

Individuals can call CONTACT of Burlington County at 856-234-8888 or 866-234-5006 for a list of available shelters and additional Code Blue information.

For general cold weather precautions, check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/winter.

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