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Governor activates shelter plan in advance of sub-zero temperatures Connecticut

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HARTFORD, Connecticut — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has activated the state's cold-weather shelter plan in advance of a cold snap that is expected to bring sub-zero temperatures to Connecticut.

Malloy says the state's Severe Cold Weather Protocol will remain in effect from 4 p.m. Thursday through 10 a.m. on Monday.

Under the plan, state officials will coordinate with Connecticut's network of shelters in an attempt to match the homeless with available beds.

An Internet-based system will allow emergency management officials and first responders to share information and monitor capacity at shelters across the state.

The state's 2-1-1 system will coordinate placements and community-based providers will provide transportation for the homeless.

The forecast calls for weekend temperatures as low as 10 below zero, and wind chills as cold as minus-35 degrees.

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