(Lindenwold, NJ) – With a coating of snow across the region, the Camden County Department of Public Works (CCDPW) is working to keep 1,200 lane miles of roadways passable.
“Current forecasts suggest that snow is finished falling, but our region received another 2.5” to 4.5” of accumulation overnight. County crews have been on the job since early in the morning to make sure that all county roadways remain clear and passable,” said County Commissioner Al Dyer, liaison to CCDPW. “While our crews will continue clearing roads throughout the day, remember that as the temperature drops this evening, the potential for freezing on roadways increases again. Be extra cautious, take your time, and make sure you give our crews plenty of room to work.”
More than 100 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.
“Any significant snow event brings with it the risk of downed trees, branches, and power lines. Please report any outages you experience to your utility company,” said County Commissioner Jonathan Young, liaison to the Office of Emergency Management. “We strongly recommend that everyone to stay off of the roads as county personnel work to keep them clear.”
In the event that the weather causes downed trees and 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_
- Atlantic City Electric: 1-800-833-7476
- Atlantic City Electric website: http://www.
- 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.
“Besides snow removal the team at DPW is also prepared to clear any trees that may fall during this winter weather event,” Dyer continued. “All chainsaws and chippers have been prepared for use and stand at the ready to ensure county roads stay clear.”
The Camden County Vaccination Center in Blackwood and county-operated COVID-19 testing sites have not been impacted by last night’s snowfall.
Continue to check www.camdencounty.com through the storm for weather and road condition updates. Information will also be provided through Facebook and Twitter.