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Montco Extends 'Code Blue' Declaration Through the Week

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
Montgomery County submitted the following news release: 

The Montgomery County commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared an extension of the Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.

The Code Blue Declaration extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 until noon Friday, Jan. 24.

A Code Blue Cold Weather Declaration is made in Montgomery County when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to individuals without shelter. A Code Blue is called when the combination of air temperature and wind chill is anticipated to be 20 degrees or less.

For general cold weather information, check the Montgomery County Health Department website.

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