Camden County has also issued a “Code Blue” severe weather advisory.
Municipalities with homeless populations, situational homeless or transient populations are expected to activate their Code Blue resources to accommodate their needs.
Each municipality has identified a warming shelter, and those in need should contact their local municipality.
The advisory takes effect Monday night at 6 p.m. and expires 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Department of Public Works vehicles have begun to pre-treat county roads with liquid brine, and more than 60 vehicles in 12 winter maintenance districts are ready to salt and plow roadways, according to county officials.
“While we continue to pretreat roadways and ensure that all of our tools and resources are ready to face the elements, we still remind motorists to remain cautious and give themselves extra time to reach their destinations tomorrow,” Camden County Freeholder Ian K. Leonard, liaison to the Camden County DPW, said in a prepared statement. “Anyone on the roadways during this weather event should be prepared to encounter icy or slick road conditions.”
Snow is projected to begin falling at 7 a.m., and last until early afternoon, bringing with it temperatures between 28 and 32 degrees and winds of about 10-20 miles an hour out of the northwest. Three to six inches of accumulation is expected.
“After yesterday’s unexpected snow accumulation the cold, wet, weather will continue and will be extreme for the morning hours,” Camden County Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez said in a prepared statement. “It is imperative to find shelter during these events and not be exposed to the outdoor elements for a prolonged period of time.”
Rodriguez is the liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services.
“During these weather emergencies, we encourage everyone to check on elderly or handicapped relatives and neighbors that live alone,” Rodriguez said. “It is important that the most vulnerable among us are not left without heat or electricity.”