(Lindenwold, NJ) – As snow continues falling across the region Monday, the Camden County Department of Public Works (CCDPW) continues working to keep 1,200 lane miles of roadways passable.
“Though snow tapered off overnight, turning into rain and sleet, forecasts project that we remain poised to receive several additional inches of accumulation throughout this morning and afternoon,” said County Commissioner Al Dyer, liaison to CCDPW. “Road conditions will be constantly changing as our crews work to keep new snow and precipitation from freezing or covering the roadways. Motorists should avoid travel when possible and be prepared for slippery conditions when they can’t.”
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 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.”
Due to the weather emergency, Camden County offices and agencies are closed today, including the Camden County Technical Schools, the Camden County Library System, and Camden County College. Online resources will remain available throughout the storm. The Camden County Vaccination Center in Blackwood has also rescheduled all appointments originally set for Monday and Tuesday. All appointments have been automatically rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 3.
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.”
Continue to check www.camdencounty.com through the storm for weather and road condition updates. Information will also be provided through Facebook and Twitter.