Code Blue Alert in Lackawanna County

December 12, 2017 - 8:43 am

Based on current cold weather information, the Lackawanna County Commissioners are declaring a “Code Blue” frigid weather alert for Lackawanna County beginning at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12, and ending at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 16.  

A “Code Blue” alert is issued when the forecasted temperature in Lackawanna County (including wind chills) is expected to reach 20 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. If necessary, based on weather conditions, an extension of the alert may be issued.

During a “Code Blue” alert, homeless individuals can access an emergency shelter at the following locations:

Anthony’s Haven, 409 Olive Street, Scranton (hours: 7:30 p.m. to 8 a.m.)

Community Intervention Center, 445 North 6th Avenue, Scranton (hours: 8 a.m. to 6 m.)

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