(Lindenwold, NJ) – As snow is falling across the region, the Camden County Department of Public Works (CCDPW) is working to keep 1,200 lane miles of roadways passable.
“Today’s system appears poised to deliver several inches of snow across our region. Motorists should be prepared for slick road conditions this afternoon and while snow continues to fall tomorrow,” said County Commissioner Al Dyer, liaison to CCDPW. “Snowfall is expected to be gradual throughout the remainder of the afternoon before intensifying after sunset. Snow is expected to change over into a wintry precipitation mix overnight, but before returning and continuing to fall tomorrow afternoon.”
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.
In response to the storm, the Camden County Office of Emergency Management has opened the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Lindenwold. Throughout the duration of the storm, staff will be monitoring its developments and standings by to assist residents.
“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 OEM. “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_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.
“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.”
Continue to check www.camdencounty.com through the storm for weather and road condition updates. Information will also be provided through Facebook and Twitter.