Freezing temperatures grip the Bronx

Officials in New York City are urging residents to stay warm amid freezing temperatures currently gripping the city.

Officials in New York City are urging residents to stay warm amid freezing temperatures currently gripping the city. (1/5/16)

THE BRONX - Officials urged New Yorkers to bundle up Tuesday as temperatures fell below freezing.

Forecasters predicted the chill to remain in the upper-teens to low-20s overnight into Wednesday before warming to the upper-30s to low-40s.

Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a Code Blue warning Monday.

The city's Home-Stat outreach team was out encouraging homeless New Yorkers to go to shelters and receive assistance.  

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