Weather Advisory: Code Blue for Burlington County until Friday, Dec. 13

The winter freeze has taken a toll on Burlington County and precautions must be taken. Due to a wet forecast and dropping temperatures, the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders extended the Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency through 8 AM, Friday, Dec. 13.

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 contact 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