A severe cold weather alert has been activated by the Office of Governor Ned Lamont, in effect from noon Friday, December 23 until noon Tuesday, December 27. The reason for the activation is a period of intense cold in Connecticut resulting in very low wind chill values during the nights of December 23, 24, and 25. If you or someone you know is in urgent need of a place to keep warm, find your nearest warming center by calling 2-1-1 or at https://uwc.211ct.org/get-help/warmingcenters/. Stay warm and safe!