NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With temperatures again expected to plummet into the teens overnight, the city has enacted its Code Blue program from Friday night through Saturday morning.
That means Unity Square Community Center at 81 Remsen Ave. will be open overnight as a warming center from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
The city uses the Code Blue system when temperatures dip below 20 degrees or there is six inches of snow or more on the ground. The warning center is intended to provide a warm and dry place for residents without adequate shelter.
According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in New Brunswick are expected to drop to about 17 degrees tonight. A calm wind will be blowing from the nroth at about 5 mph.
The city is attempting to accommodate all guests but space is limited.
Doors will close at capacity or 9 p.m.
Anyone in need of shelter or social services is encouraged to call 2-1-1 for assistance.
A website has been set up for those who want to volunteer to assist with Code Blue shelter staffing.
For more information, please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/wIn539gG9NYPW7Ts2