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Camden County Prepared for Approaching Snow

(January 5, 2017) - Camden County is diligently monitoring the developments of a storm system threatening to deliver snow to our region overnight. Preparations are already underway to respond to the inclement conditions and keep traffic moving throughout the region.

“Even though we are still hours away from seeing the first snowflake, our crews have our equipment prepped and trucks are loaded with product to address any and all situations that may arise.” said Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo, liaison to the Camden County DPW.  “Our public works employees will be on the job to keep roadways passable, but we need everyone to remain extra cautious behind the wheel.”

Tonight’s weather system will bring a relatively quick period of snow overnight.  Occasional light flurries will develop between 7 and 10 p.m., but the steadiest snow will occur during the overnight hours with temperatures dropping to around 25 degrees. Snow exits the area around the AM rush hour, but before it delivers between one to three inches of snow impacting the Friday morning commute.

“Anyone on the roadways during these times should be prepared to encounter slick road conditions,” Shin Angulo said.  “Remember to leave at least six car lengths behind our DPW vehicles while they work. Also, while our crews are working in the community please park all vehicles off the roadways so we can effectively plow the area.”

At the public works complex in Lindenwold, more than 100 pieces of equipment stand ready to keep county roadways passable and motorists moving.  If the weather becomes treacherous personnel will be dispatched to 12 winter maintenance districts to salt and plow 1,400 lane miles of roadways across Camden County.  The county’s response plan calls for crews to be dispatched only to the zones where they are needed.

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:

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.