Lamont activates cold weather protocol for later this week

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Governor Lamont is activating the severe weather protocol for later this week Photo credit Getty Images

Hartford, Conn./WTIC Radio - Governor Lamont is activating the state's severe cold weather protocol for later in the week ahead of what are expected to be the coldest temperatures in an otherwise mild winter season so far.

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Temperatures are expected to crash into the low 20s by Friday and below zero in many parts Friday night.

High temperatures on Saturday will be hard pressed to get out of the teens, according to forecasters.

The severe cold weather protocol allows state agencies and municipalities to coordinate through United Way 2-1-1 and shelters to make sure those in need are taken care of.

The cold weather protocol begins at noon on Thursday and remains in effect until noon on Sunday.

Lamont says anyone in need should call 2-1-1 to get connected to services.

In addition, it is expected many cities and towns will open warming centers for the duration of the protocol.

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