CAPITAL REGION Authorities across upstate New York are taking measures to ensure the homeless have shelter as a deep freeze continues across the region.
The cities of Albany and Buffalo have activated their “Code Blue” programs that find, transport and shelter homeless people during periods of extreme winter weather.
Albany police officers are looking for people in need of shelter, while the City Mission in Buffalo is using vans to locate the homeless and take them to the organization’s shelter.
Temperatures across upstate New York dipped into the single digits or lower early Wednesday morning, with Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks reporting a low of minus 18.
In the Capital Region, a high temperature of 12 is forecast for today with a low tonight of minus 4. Thursday's high is also expected to be about 12 with a low of minus 7 at night, according to the National Weather Service.