County Extends Code Blue, Prepares for Nor'easter

The Code Blue is in effect through Tuesday morning.

As Camden County prepares for the winter’s latest storm, the health department has extended its Code Blue severe weather advisory through Tuesday morning.

The advisories are in effect beginning 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday through each of the following mornings.

For the next several days, temperatures are not expected to rise above the freezing point with overnight lows dropping into the low teens. The latest forecast also shows the developing Nor’easter is tracking toward southern New Jersey, and may dump between four and seven inches on the area.

“It will be all hands on deck starting tonight and continuing through the duration of this storm,” Camden County Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works, said. “Forecasters are telling us this this will be a complicated storm bringing a mix of snow and freezing rain to contend with on our roadways. We are prepared to keep streets passible, no matter what the Nor’easter brings.”

The county has more than 70 pieces of equipment ready to be dispersed to 12 winter maintenance districts to address salt and plow 400 miles of roadways across the county. 

“We are asking residents to stay off the roads and remove parked cars from the street. If you have to drive tomorrow people should 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.”

The health department has worked with each municipality to ensure warming centers are available for those in need. Each municipality has identified its own location to accommodate those in their community seeking shelter from the severe weather.

“During these weather emergencies, we encourage everyone to check on elderly or handicapped relatives and neighbors that live alone,” Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Health Department, said.  “It is important that most vulnerable among us are not left without heat or electricity.”

In the event that the weather causes isolated power outages, residents are reminded to immediately call their utility company so they can identify the location and coordinate crews to restore your power. This storm has the potential to bring down trees and power lines residents need to be extra cognizant of any power failures. Below are numbers and contact info for the two power providers in Camden County:


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