Public Works Continuing to Clear Downed Trees, Roadways

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(Lindenwold, NJ) – Powerful storms that hit the region Wednesday and Thursday left behind dozens of downed trees, power lines, and other debris across Camden County. Department of Public Works crews have been actively working to remove road hazards blocking county roadways since the storms hit and are continuing to work as quickly as possible to restore access to all major thoroughfares.

After 48 hours of work, Haddonfield Road will reopen after 6 p.m. Closures remain in place at the intersection of Kings Highway and 8th Avenue in Audubon, and along East Atlantic Avenue in Stratford.

“We want to thank our residents for their patience and understanding as we continue to work to get these areas cleared and safe for motorists,” said Freeholder Barbara Holcomb, liaison to the Department of Public Works. “Downed trees are often intertwined with active power lines which have to be de-energized in conjunction with utility providers for crews to safely remove the debris from the roadway. Utility providers are also working as quickly as possible to address these issues while simultaneously trying to restore power to countless families. We will be working throughout the weekend to reopen all county roadways which have been affected as soon as possible.”

The Camden County Department of Public Works maintains over 400 miles of county highways. Public Works personnel perform a wide range of tasks, ranging from engineering to snowplowing, to ensure county roads remain well maintained and safe for the motoring public. You can report a pothole, trash, or other roadway concerns to the department by submitting the online form located here.