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Baltimore city activates Code Blue program

Monday - 1/2/2012, 4:36pm  ET

BALTIMORE - Baltimore city officials have activated a program to offer additional services to the homeless due to an expected drop in temperatures.

City officials say the Code Blue program is in effect Monday and Tuesday. The declaration means that emergency shelters in the city will keep extended hours and emergency workers will check up on vulnerable residents.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in Baltimore area are expected to dip into the mid-20s Monday night. On Tuesday night, the temperature is expected to be about 17 degrees.

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