Philadelphia extends Code Blue through Wednesday morning

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By KYW Newsradio 1060

UPDATED: Feb. 26, 12:15 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Code Blue, which went into effect Monday afternoon, has been extended until 11 a.m. Wednesday. 

Due to extremely cold conditions, Code Blue will begin today at 3 p.m. and run through Tuesday at 11 a.m. Dial 215-232-1984 if you see someone who needs shelter. ➡️ https://t.co/2of1bLWRkY pic.twitter.com/c3bUXOZTa6

— City of Philadelphia (@PhiladelphiaGov) February 25, 2019

The city's Office of Homeless Services is patroling the streets, encouraging people who are homeless to come indoors and avoid exposure to the cold.

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Officials advise: If you see someone who needs help, call 215-232-1984, and a homeless outreach team will be available. 

A Code Blue is issued when wind chills of 20 degrees or lower, or snowy conditions with temperatures below 32 degrees, are predicted.

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