(Lindenwold, NJ) – Camden County is diligently monitoring the developments of a storm system threatening to deliver up to three inches of snow to our region today. 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 keep everyone moving during the evening rush today, but we are asking for drivers to remain extra cautious behind the wheel,” said Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo. “Anyone on the roadways this afternoon should be prepared to encounter slick road conditions, and we ask that motorists leave at least six car lengths behind our DPW vehicles while they work.”
While the initial flakes from today’s storm will likely melt on treated surfaces, the prior cold and expected intensity of the snow will be enough for all surfaces to have the potential to be snow-covered. The snow is expected to continue to fall at a light to moderate intensity through the evening rush, and then eventually taper off later in the evening. Tonight’s lows will be below freezing, with a heightened threat of a freeze-up of wet surfaces and slush.
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.