(Lindenwold, NJ) – Camden County is diligently monitoring the developments of a clipper system which may deliver up to 1.5 inches of snow to our region on Saturday morning. Preparations are underway to respond to the inclement conditions and keep traffic moving throughout the region.
“The Camden County Department of Public Works is working to make sure that roads remain clear throughout the day, but we are asking for drivers to remain extra cautious behind the wheel,” said Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo. “Anyone on the roadways on Saturday should be prepared to encounter slick road conditions, especially in the evening. We ask that motorists leave at least six car lengths behind our DPW vehicles while they work.”
Flurries are expected to begin sometime between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Saturday, and a light snow could then fall intermittently until between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Although the snow is expected to be light, temperatures will return to the teens in the evening and will bring about a heightened threat of a freeze-up of wet surfaces and slush. A lingering shower could return between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. delivering up to an additional half-inch of snow.
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. Any storm has the potential to bring down trees and power lines, so 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.