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Burlington County declares Code Blue through Wednesday, Jan. 7

Due to dropping temperatures, Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency will be effective starting 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, through 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7. Officials will then review and assess upcoming weather forecasts.

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.

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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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