“Camden County crews have been working since last night and 90% of county roadways are down to blacktop,” said Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo, liaison to the CCDPW. “Parts of our county could see up to 3” of snowfall before the storm is expected to end around 4p.m. so we will continue with this operation throughout the afternoon and into the evening to keep county roadways passible.”
Today’s temperatures are remaining in the mid-upper 20s, enabling untreated surfaces to become snow covered. Most likely, we will finish in the higher end of the predicted accumulation range. If some of the steadier bands hold on longer, 3” to 4″ of snow is possible in the southern part of the county. The end time still remains uncertain as a gradual tapering takes place this afternoon. A coastal low developing to our south could bring a few more areas of light snow this evening and early tonight.
Since the storm began, 90 pieces of equipment and 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 and poor visibility. 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.”
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)
- PSEG 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 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.