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Montgomery County Declares 'Code Blue' Due to Wintry Weather

The freezing-temperature alert goes until Friday.

The following was provided to Patch:

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

The Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 8:00PM on Monday, December 9, 2013 until 12:00PM on Friday, December 13, 2013.

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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