WESTFIELD, NJ — Union County has put a “Code Blue” into effect during this extended four-day period of freezing temperatures, which has dips occurring as low as four degrees.

“Code Blue” is intended to get any homeless people off of the street and into shelter during dangerously cold weather. If you witness anyone unattended to or sleeping outdoors, the county urges you to contact local police to get them to the appropriate shelter. 

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is also urging people to take appropriate precautions and drive safely. Report any issues on Westfield roads to the town of Westfield. If there are any issues on County roads, call County Police at 908-654-9800.  

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To report downed power lines or outages,  PSE&G customers should call 1-800-436-7734. For questions about your gas service, call Elizabethtown Gas at 800-492-4009.  

Local animal activists are reminding people that it is also important not leave your pets outside for an extended length of time. Just like humans, they can suffer from hypothermia and frostbite.