As of 10:19 a.m., the National Weather Service out of Mount Holly was calling for about an inch of snow. Temperatures are expected to drop to 10 degrees and winds are expected out of the northwest at 5 to 10 miles per hour. The cold is expected to remain in place through Thursday.
While the cold is consistent with the strong winter the state has experienced, projected accumulation is much lower. Preparations remain the same, with the county preparing 70 pieces of equipment to be used across 12 winter maintenance districts to address salt and plow 400 miles of county roadways.
“Our public works employees are on standby and our equipment is being prepped to address any and all situations that may arise,” 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.”
Leonard reminds residents to use caution when driving and give themselves extra time to reach their destinations, warning of slick or icy road conditions.
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. 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, use 911 for emergencies only. Residents who see a problem on a county road can call (856) 566-2980 to report it to DPW.Continue to check www.camdencounty.com through the storm for weather and road condition updates. Information will also be provided through Facebook and Twitter.