Cold Weather Ice Pipes

Bundled up pedestrians cross Atlantic Ave at Missouri Ave in Atlantic City, as bitter cold temperatures are felt across the region. According to Atlantic City Fire Chief Scott Evans, the Atlantic City Fire Department will be busy answering calls for broken water pipes during the recent stretch of bitter cold weather gripping the area. Tuesday Jan 1, 2017. (Dale Gerhard / Press of Atlantic City)

A Code Blue alert, intended to assist municipalities in protecting vulnerable citizens during cold weather, is in effect for Ocean County.

The county Office of Emergency Management issued an alert for 6 p.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday. Warming centers will be located in Lakewood. 

A Code Blue is required within 24 to 48 hours of one of the following, based on National Weather Service forecasts: temperatures 25 degrees or lower without precipitation, 32 degrees or lower with precipitation or wind chills at or below 0 for a period of two or more hours.

Light rain will pass through the region Monday night. Temperatures will drop through the 30s overnight (full forecast on C6).

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