‘CODE BLUE’ extended in Lackawanna County

LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The Lackawanna County Commissioner has announced they are extending their “CODE BLUE.”

The Lackawanna County Commissioner initially announced the ‘CODE BLUE’ beginning January 13 and ending January 21 at noon.

According to the release, officials have extended the “CODE BLUE” to end on January 23.

Officials say Lackawanna County temperatures are expected to reach 20 degrees Fahrenheit or lower and an extension of the alert may be issued.

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The following locations will be available for homeless individuals during the CODE BLUE:

  • Keystone Mission, Weston Field House, 982 Providence Road, (doors generally open at 8:00 p.m. based on the organization’s weekly schedule and close at 7:00 a.m. Weekend hours vary. Individuals are asked to enter at the side door near the basketball courts.)

  • St. Anthony’s Haven, 409 Olive Street, Scranton, (hours: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.)

  • Community Intervention Center, 445 North 6th Avenue, Scranton, (hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

The release states the goal of “CODE BLUE” is to notify people of the extreme conditions, provide them with information related to health and wellness in the cold weather, and publicize the locations of emergency homeless shelters that area social service agencies operate.

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