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Breaking: Bucks County Issues Code Blue Alert Until Sunday

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The Bucks County Commissioners today issued a Code Blue declaration that will take effect Thursday evening and extend well into the weekend as forecasters predict temperatures plummeting about 30 degrees.

The declaration, made in conjunction with the county Departments of Health and Emergency Management, is effective from 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, to 7 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 16.

 

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During the Code Blue period, overnight shelters will be open in Lower, Central and Upper Bucks County for those in need of cold-weather housing.

The National Weather Service is predicting that temperatures will plunge about 30 degrees in Lower Bucks County, with winds of 11 to 14 mph. Colder temperatures are expected in Central and Upper Bucks

Friday should be sunny with a high temperature around 35 degrees, but overnight temperatures are predicted to plummet to 13 degrees in Lower Bucks. Skies will remain clear into Saturday, when temperatures will hit the low 30s, followed by another cold night in the mid- to low 20s.

The available shelters for this time period are:

Lower Bucks: Calvary Baptist Church, 250 Green Lane, Bristol

Central Bucks: Doylestown Presbyterian Church, 127 East Court Street, Doylestown

 Upper Bucks: Quakertown Masonic Lodge, 501 West Broad Street, Quakertown

Emergency Management has notified the above shelters of the Code Blue declaration. On-call volunteers from each location will coordinate transportation, temporary shelter, food and other necessities. Local public safety departments also have been alerted.

All county residents are urged to monitor their pets and any neighbors who are elderly or have special needs during times of extreme weather.

Anyone working outside is urged to be properly dressed, with skin covered. Alternate heat sources should be used with caution, as they can present a carbon monoxide hazard.

For more information on the shelters, please visit:

Advocates for Homeless and Those in Need: www.ahtn.org

Coalition to Shelter and Support the Homeless: www.co2ssh.org

Upper Bucks Code Blue Info: www.facebook.com/Upper-Bucks-Code-Blue-311731318930218/

For additional shelter information, please call Bucks County Housing Link at 1-800-810-4434.

For general cold weather information, please check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: www.emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/winter

If you are currently homeless officials encourage reporting to one of the shelters available because extended exposure in the predicted conditions can be harmful.

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“Armed Man” Initiates Lockdown for Levittown Elementary School Thursday, No Charges Filed

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Brookwood Elementary

**Update: Friday 4 a.m.**

Earlier Thursday, Brookwood Elementary in Bristol Township instituted their “Lockdown Procedures” due to an alleged report of a “armed man” in the area of the school.

Parents received a community update notice which said they were in lockdown due to a security concern in a nearby neighborhood.  The notice said updates would be provided as they occur and to please not come to or contact the school.

Police dispatched to the elementary school raced up Haines Road one witness told the publication taking one man into custody, authorities  said.

“There was an incident involving an adult male, who was in possession of a firearm near the school crossing guard post (Kenwood Drive North & Key Lane.) There is no information at this time that he attempted to enter the school. The matter is under investigation. No one has been arrested as of this time,” said Lt. Sean Cosgrove in an e-email exchange with Lower Bucks Source, shortly after the incident.

At 1:30 p.m., the lockdown was lifted without further incident.

 

 

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Morrisville Police Reports: Woman Charged with Harassment, Man Charged with DUI after Crash

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Morrisville Borough Police Reports March 26 to April 1, 2024

Arrest/Harassment – 03/28/24 @ 21:13 – A 24 year old female was cited for Harassment for an incident at an apartment complex on the 300 block of Plaza Boulevard.

Motor Vehicle Theft – 03/29/24 @ 16:08 – Report of a BMW stolen from an apartment complex on the 400 block of Plaza Boulevard. Value:  $10,000.00

Retail Theft – 03/29/24 @ 17:25 – Report of merchandise stolen from the Giant Food Store on W. Trenton Avenue.  Value:  $120.00

Arrest/DUI – 03/30/24 @ 02:59 – A 29 year old male was arrested for Driving Under the Influence after a traffic accident on W. Hendrickson and Harper Avenues.  He was processed and released.

Warrant/PICS – 04/01/24 – A warrant will be issued for a 28 year old male for Unsworn Falsification to Authorities in attempting to purchase a firearm at the Mega Pawn Shop on W. Bridge Street on 02/27/23.

 

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Bridge Construction to Close Newportville Road in Bristol, Bensalem Townships

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced last week that the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is planning bridge construction on Newportville Road in Bristol and Bensalem townships, beginning Monday, February 12.

Motorists are advised of the following travel restriction:

Monday, February 12, through Friday, February 16, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, a closure is scheduled on Newportville Road between Zimmerman Lane and New Falls Road. During the closure, motorists will be directed to use Zimmerman Lane and New Falls Road.

Local access will be maintained up to the work zone.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area because backups and delays will occur.

All scheduled activities are weather dependent. Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

For a complete list of construction projects impacting state-owned highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, visit the District 6 Traffic Bulletin. Information about infrastructure in District 6, including completed work and significant projects, is available at www.penndot.pa.gov/D6Results. Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.gov. Subscribe to PennDOT District 6 news and traffic alerts at www.penndot.pa.gov/District6. Follow PennDOT on X and like the department on Facebook and Instagram.

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