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With freezing temperatures in Union County for a fifth day, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that the Code Blue program is still in effect, and help is available for those without a warm place to stay.
The Code Blue program is designed to coordinate municipal and County resources, to help homeless persons find a place at an organized shelter or warming center. If you happen to witness anyone unattended to or sleeping outdoors, please contact your local police department, which will assist them with transportation.
The following municipalities have notified the County that warming centers are available:
January 8, 2015
Second Macedonia Baptist Church
1251 Fairmount Avenue
Elizabeth Police Department
After 4 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday
The Freeholder Board also urges you to take the appropriate precautions and drive safely. Report any issues on municipal roads to the respective municipality. If there are any issues on County roads, please call County Police at 908-654-9800.
To report downed power lines or outages, contact your utility company. PSE&G customers call 1-800-436-7734. JCP&L customers call 1-800-545-7738 or use the automated reporting line at 1-888-544-4877.
For questions about your gas service, call Elizabethtown Gas at 800-492-4009.
Please tell your friends and neighbors about First Alert (to sign up visit ucfirstalert.org and stay informed by visiting the Union County website at ucnj.org. Also find us on Facebook and Twitter.