Gov. Lamont issues severe cold weather protocol for state

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Gov. Ned Lamont's office issued a cold weather protocol for Connecticut amid freezing temperatures expected to hit the region.

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The governor issued the protocol Thursday, but it won’t go into effect until 12 p.m. Friday.

The protocol will run through Saturday, Feb. 15 and directs staff from the relevant state agencies to coordinate with United Way, 2-1-1, and Connecticut's network of shelters to ensure that the most vulnerable populations receive protection from the severe conditions.

A full listing of available shelters throughout Connecticut can be located by calling 2-1-1 or visiting www.211ct.org.

Temperatures are expected to dip into the teens Friday night, but feel more around 5 degrees because of wind chills.

 

 

 

 

 

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