Union County, NJ – The first cold snap of the season has hit the Union County area, sending temperatures plummeting. Accordingly, the County has issued a Code Blue alert for Monday and Tuesday, to assist emergency shelters in preparing for increased demand.

Persons who anticipate needing emergency shelter Tuesday night need to be screened and placed by the Union County Department of Human Services — Division of Social Services, by coming to either one of the agency’s two offices before 4 p.m.:

Elizabeth Location
343 Westminster Avenue, Elizabeth 07207

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Plainfield Location
200 West 2nd Street, Plainfield 07063

For overnight emergencies only after 4 p.m., persons in need of assistance may call the Plainfield Area YMCA, 908-756-6061.

Residents who observe anyone outdoors who is asleep or in need of help should contact their local police department, which will arrange for assistance.