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County declares Code Blue

With extremely cold conditions expected again tonight, the Burlington County Health Department declared that a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency will remain in effect.

Officially, the Code Blue will now run through Thursday, Feb. 21, to Friday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. Subfreezing temperatures are expected throughout the night.

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A Code Blue declaration is made in Burlington County 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 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 at


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