NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - City officials declared a Code Blue for tonight, opening a warming center where homeless and people without heat can seek shelter over night.

The Henry Guest House at 58 Livingston Ave., next to the New Brunswick Free Public Library will be open overnight as a warming center from 7 p.m. today until 7 a.m. Tuesday.

City officials said they attempt to accommodate all people in need of a shelter, but space is limited and the doors will close either at capacity or at 9 p.m.

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Code Blue goes into effect when temperatures dip below 20 degrees and/or there is an accumulation of at least six inches of snow on the ground. Warming centers are opened to provide a warm and dry place for residents without adequate shelter.

This is the third time this month that the Code Blue program was activated and second consecutive night this week.

Temperatures are expected to drop into the single digits tonight.

New Brunswick opens a warming center when temperatures dip below 20 degrees and/or there is an accumulation of at least six inches of snow on the ground. Warming centers are opened to provide a warm and dry place for residents without adequate shelter.

The city urges anyone in need of shelter or social services is to call 2-1-1 for assistance.

Volunteers are sought to assist with Code Blue shelter staffing. For more information, please visit https://goo.gl/forms/wIn539gG9NYPW7Ts2.