AS A SAX-PLAYING busker in Suburban Station ad-libbed his final bars, stores shuttered for the night Tuesday and two homeless-outreach workers scanned the underground concourse.
The workers' goal: Get any people out on the streets - or those hiding out in Suburban Station to avoid the bone-chilling cold - into a shelter. The wind chill was projected to dip to a dangerous 5 degrees.
"This is one of our busiest nights," said Stanley Crawley. "It's going to be Code Blue all week."
The National Weather Service projects that every night this week, the temperature will dip below the 20-degree threshold that triggers a Code Blue, which means that advocates for the homeless switch from outreach about services to strongly urging people on the streets to get inside.