The cold snap isn't going away anytime soon. Please be safe.

Bitter cold weather settled into most of the country last week, Connecticut included. It shows no sign of going away any time soon. Add to that the possible more white stuff.

Times like this it's scary enough for every one, but more so if you find yourself without shelter. Governor Malloy has issued the following press release at ct.gov

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that due to the continuing forecast of bitter cold temperatures over the next several days with negative wind chill factors at times, he is extending the state’s Severe Cold Weather protocol that he activated last week to last through Monday, January 8, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

Malloy had this to say:

As we continue through this extended period of bitter cold temperatures, we must take precautions and ensure that services are available to protect the most vulnerable populations. Shelters and warming centers remain open throughout the state and can be located by calling 2-1-1 or visiting 211ct.org. We also encourage folks to check in on seniors and neighbors in need to ensure they are safe and warm

Please stay safe. Keep an eye out for your neighbors too. Also don't forget to keep your pets protected as well.

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