(Lindenwold, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Public Works (CCDPW) is working to keep 1,200 lane miles of roadways across the county passable. Over the course of this winter weather event DPW will be monitoring the ever-changing conditions to ensure snow and ice don’t build up on any of roads throughout the county.
“Our crews are on the roads and working to keep traffic moving during the lunch hour and evening commute as today’s storm brings icy, dangerous conditions to our roadways,” said Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo, liaison to the CCDPW. “We are monitoring the storm and working to respond appropriately as snow shifts to rain and ice in the afternoon and evening.”More than 100 pieces of equipment and more than 100 employees have been deployed from the Public Works complex in Lindenwold to Camden County’s 12 winter maintenance districts. The county’s response plan calls for crews to be dispatched only to the zones where they are needed.
“If you don’t have to travel, please stay off the roads to give our crews the ability to effectively do their job. Anyone on the roadways should be prepared to encounter slick road conditions. Always leave at least six car lengths behind our DPW vehicles while they work, and move any cars off the street and into a driveway while we continue our plowing operations,” Shin Angulo said. “Remember that it is illegal in New Jersey to plow or shovel snow from private property into roadways.”
Due to the inclement weather, Camden County College has cancelled all classes and activities scheduled for today, Feb. 20. Students have been notified to monitor the College website, social media accounts, TV, and radio, for closure updates and information. The Camden County Technical School District has also closed for entire day in response to the forecasted weather.
At this time, the Camden County Library System is remaining open for normal operation hours at most branches. The Merchantville Branch will be closing early at 12:30 p.m. in accordance with the school district. The VITA Tax Preparation event at the Camden Downtown Branch, and the AARP Tax Assistance program at the South County Regional Branch Library, have both been canceled.
City Hall in Camden City, and all County offices, will also close at 12:30 p.m. County offices will re-open during standard operating hours tomorrow, Feb. 21.
In the event that the weather causes isolated power outages, please remember to immediately call your utility company so they can identify the location and coordinate crews to restore your power. This storm has the potential to bring down trees and power lines. Residents need to be extra cognizant of any power failures. Below are numbers and contact info for the two power providers in Camden County:
- PSE&G: 1-800-436-PSEG (7734)
- PSE&G website: http://pseg.com/home/customer_service/outage_info/index.jsp
- Atlantic City Electric: 1-800-833-7476
- Atlantic City Electric website: http://www.atlanticcityelectric.com/home/
- South Jersey Gas: 1-800-582-7060
- South Jersey Gas website: http://southjerseygas.com/
As always, please use 911 for emergencies only. If you see a problem on a county road, please call our 24-hour hotline at (856) 566-2980 to report it to the CCDPW.
Continue to check www.camdencounty.com through the storm for weather and road condition updates. Information will also be provided through Facebook and Twitter.