Burlington County extends ‘Code Blue’ cold weather emergency through Friday, March 17

For emergency sheltering, Call CONTACT of Burlington County at (856) 234–8888.

Due to dropping temperatures, Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio has declared that the recent “Code Blue” cold weather emergency will be extended to 10 a.m. Friday, March 19. 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,” Garganio said. “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: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/.