Connecticut Governor Extending Cold Weather Protocol

By Tiffany Williams –

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced on Tuesday that due to trends in the forecast indicating that temperatures in Connecticut will generally average about 10 degrees below normal for the next two weeks, he is directing the state’s severe cold weather protocol – which he activated on Friday, January 14 – to remain in effect through noon on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.

Governor Lamont’s cold weather protocol was originally set to expire on Wednesday, January 19.

Tuesday the Governor said, “This long-duration severe cold weather can be life threatening if someone is outdoors for extended periods of time. Shelters are open across the state, and I urge anyone in need to get connected to these services. If you or someone you know is in need of shelter, call 2-1-1 and they will direct you to a nearby location and can also provide transportation if needed.”

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