“Current forecasts suggest that snow will continue falling for the next several hours before changing over to sleet and later freezing rain. At this time, we expect between 2.5” and 4.5” of accumulation when all is said and done,” said County Commissioner Al Dyer, liaison to CCDPW. “Public works crews have been out on the roads since early this morning to make sure that they remain clear and passable. If you don’t have to travel, please stay off the roads and stay safe. If travel is absolutely necessary, make sure you give county crews plenty of space to clear and treat the roadway.”
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 remains open today for patients with scheduled appointments. Anyone scheduled for vaccination today who cannot make their appointment should call (800) 999-9045 to reschedule.
Due to the inclement weather, county offices are closed while employees work remotely. The Camden County Library System has cancelled curbside services for the day. Camden County College is holding classes virtually. Camden County Technical Schools students are also learning remotely. The county’s pop-up COVID-19 testing site located at Dr. Charles Brimm Medical Arts High School is closed today.
Continue to check www.camdencounty.com through the storm for weather and road condition updates. Information will also be provided through Facebook and Twitter.