“In light of the developing storm, this will be an all hands on deck scenario for the department and we will be fully staffed and have all of our resources in place to fight the snow,” Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works, said. “We are continuing to monitor the developing system in order to respond to any weather condition and keep Camden County’s roadways passable. In preparation all trucks are already loaded and ready to start treating roadways at the first sign of precipitation.”
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for Tuesday morning through the late evening, with snow expected to begin in the morning and accumulate as the day wears on. Some areas may receive up to eight inches, and temperatures in the 20s are expected throughout the day.
Hazardous driving conditions are expected in time for the evening commute, and wind is expected to be between 10 and 15 miles per hour with gusts up to 35 miles per hour.
The county has 70 pieces of equipment prepared to deploy to 12 winter maintenance districts to address salt and plow 400 miles of roadways across the county, should the need arise.
“As always, when the weather turns hazardous we recommend that motorists remain cautious and give themselves extra time to reach their destinations,” Leonard said. “Anyone on the roadways during these times should be prepared to encounter slick or icy road conditions.”
County officials remind residents to contact their utility companies in case of power outages.
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, residents should use 911 for emergencies only. Problems on county roads should be reported to the county by calling the Camden County Department of Public Works at 856-566-2980.