Code Blue extended for Montgomery County through December 29th

The Montgomery County Commissioners have extended the current “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.

The “Code Blue” previously went into effect on Friday, December 23rd at 11:00 a.m. and was to end on Tuesday, December 27th at 10:00 a.m. That has now been extended to December 29th at 8:00 a.m. During this time, either the temperature or the wind chill is expected to be below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

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 the wind chill is anticipated to be 20ºF or less.