(Lindenwold, NJ) – Camden County government offices will be closed tomorrow for all nonessential services.
Camden County College has canceled classes and activities at all campuses for the remainder of today. All branches of the Camden County Library System have also closed for the day. Please monitor the county’s website and social media for additional Camden County and related agency closures and updates.
The Camden County Department of Public Works (CCDPW) is working to keep 1,200 lane miles of roadways across the county passable.
“Despite the best efforts of our CCDPW crews, the roadways have quickly become slick across Camden County. If you don’t have to travel, please stay off of the roads to give our crews the ability to effectively do their job,” said Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo, liaison to the CCDPW. “This is an all-hands-on-deck weather event for the department and all personnel are on the job.”
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.
“Anyone on the roadways this evening should be prepared to encounter slick road conditions. Always leave at least six car lengths behind our CCDPW 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)
- 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
- 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.