(Lindenwold, NJ) – All branches of the Camden County Library System will open at noon and all county offices and agencies will be operating today on a normal schedule. Public Works crews are continuing their snow and tree operations today to clear all county roads.
The Camden County Freeholder Board offers assistance to senior citizens and disabled residents who are unable to remove significant amounts of snow accumulation from their properties.
“The snow removal program is available to help seniors and disabled individuals get out of their homes for necessities such as prescriptions or medical appointments,” said Freeholder Jonathan Young, liaison to the Camden County Department of Corrections. “The program uses Camden County Jail inmates who are carefully screened, non-violent offenders who are guarded at all times on the job site by corrections officers.”
- The Snow Removal Program goes into effect only after 4 inches of snow has fallen on the ground in our area.
- At-risk senior and disabled residents can contact the Camden County Division of Emergency Management at (856) 783-4808 ext. 5060, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
- Calls for snow removal will not be taken until after it has stopped snowing.
- The work crews will remove snow only during daylight hours from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Crews will respond to calls in the order they are received and will service as many residents as possible each day. There are no guaranteed times when the crews will arrive at a residence.
- Senior and Disabled residents must call after each substantial snowfall to request this service.
The Department of Corrections will supply the needed equipment. The program does not supply salt or ice-melting chemicals, but crews will dispense them if supplied by residents. Contact and conversation between the inmates and the public are prohibited. Gratuities and gifts or money, food, drink or any other item is strictly prohibited.
The Camden County Department of Public Works (DPW) is continuing to address 1,200 lane miles of roadways across the county to keep traffic moving.
“Our crews have gotten most roads in good condition and we are now concentrating on removing downed limbs and trees. We have had a tree crew and a wood chipper on the road since the beginning of the storm,” said Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo, liaison to the Camden County DPW. “Due to the heavy, wet snow combined with wind gusts, we have residents without power across Camden County.”
At this time both electrical utilities are reporting a total of about 6,700 homes without power throughout the county. Most of the outages are centered in the southern portion of the county with Waterford Township and Pine Hill Borough having the majority of them.
If you are without power from the storm, and have not notified your power company, the numbers and contact info for the two power providers in Camden County are below:
- 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.