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Camden County DPW Crews Preparing for Next Round

(January 6, 2017) - Camden County Department of Public Works (DPW) crews worked through the night to keep 1,400 lane miles of roadways passable across the county while dealing with freezing temperatures.

Their eyes are now trained on the next system expected to arrive tomorrow. Unfortunately, there is still a good deal of uncertainty regarding the exact track of this next coastal system. At this point, forecasts are not ruling out the possibility of between a half inch to two inches of snowfall, especially near the Atlantic County border.

“Our crews were treating county roads throughout the night, and will continue with this operation in anticipation of the next storm system expected to arrive in the early morning hours tomorrow,” said Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo, liaison to the Camden County DPW.

Since the storm began, more than 100 pieces of equipment 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 during these times 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 operations,” Freeholder Shin Angulo said.  “Remember that it is illegal in New Jersey to plow or shovel snow from private property into roadways.”

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. Below are numbers and contact info for the two power providers in Camden County:

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 DPW.

Continue to check www.camdencounty.com through the storm for weather and road condition updates.  Information will also be provided through Facebook and Twitter.