Lackawanna County Commissioners Declare “Code Blue” Frigid Weather Alert Dec. 7

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LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) Based on current cold weather information, the Lackawanna County Commissioners are declaring a “Code Blue” frigid weather alert.

Utilizing forecasts from the National Weather Service at Binghamton, NY, and consulting with the Lackawanna County Emergency Management Agency, a “Code Blue” will be declared for Lackawanna County beginning at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7, and ending at noon on Sunday, December 11.

A “Code Blue” alert is issued when the forecasted temperature in Lackawanna County (including wind chills) is expected to reach 20 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. If necessary, based on weather conditions, an extension of the alert may be issued.

* Bethel AME Church Shelter, 716 N. Washington Avenue, Scranton (hours: 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.)

* St. Anthony’s Haven, 409 Olive Street, Scranton (hours: 7:30 p.m. to 8 a.m.)

* Community Intervention Center, 445 North 6th Avenue, Scranton (hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

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