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Code Blue issued in Salt Lake County, emergency shelters available

Jan 10, 2024, 7:07 PM | Updated: Jan 15, 2024, 2:26 pm

A candle is held during the Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil in Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City in...

FILE: A candle is held during the Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil in Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023. A Code Blue has been issued in Salt Lake County. The Salt Lake City Council has released a list of emergency shelters available. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — A Code Blue alert has been issued in Salt Lake County for the night of Jan. 10. As such, the Salt Lake City Council has released a list of extra emergency shelters available to those in need of warm shelter.

Per a new Utah law, a Code Blue alert is issued when the National Weather Service predicts outdoor temperatures will drop to 15 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, including wind chill.

According to a Salt Lake City Council post on X (formerly known as Twitter), emergency shelters are now available.

One of the shelters is the West Valley Overflow shelter located at 3381 S. Redwood Road. This shelter is open from 3 p.m. to 10 a.m. It accepts men and couples, according to the Salt Lake City Council.

A second shelter, Valley Behavioral Health, has also opened. It’s located at 1020 S. Main St. in Salt Lake City. It is open from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. and accepts all adults.

Related: Salt Lake County moves into Code Blue, overflow centers open in West Valley, SLC

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Code Blue issued in Salt Lake County, emergency shelters available