ELIZABETH, NJ - Due to the extreme cold this evening, a “Code Blue” by the Union County Department of Human Services.

Emergency shelters are expected to extend capacity to the highest possible level tonight utilizing the additional cost provided by UCDHS.

Individuals/Families sheltered during a code below must be screened and referred by the Union County Division of Social Services. (UCDSS). After hours after 3:30 p.m. and when county offices are closed, all after-hour referrals should be directed to the Union County hotline at 908-249-4815.

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Additionally, walk-ins Will be accepted at the Gateway Family YMCA and the Salvation Army (located in Elizabeth).

To report someone in need, call the Elizabeth Police Department at 908-558- 2111.

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