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Gloucester Police Advise Residents to Use Caution During Morning Commute

Secondary roadways and walkways may still be covered in ice, and downed tree limbs and wires remain a possibility.

The Gloucester Township Police Department warns of the possibility of snow and ice causing downed tree limbs and wires during Wednesday morning's commute.

Most major roadways appear to be just wet, the police department said in a statement issued Wednesday morning via nixle.com. However, secondary roadways and walkways may have patches of ice on them that make moving about difficult.

"Please give yourself extra time to travel today and use extreme caution," police said.

Sick of GTBS February 05, 2014 at 10:41 AM
The Gloucester Township Police should advise using caution when living in Gloucester Township. In the last week we have seen human trafficing and a prostituion ring at the Ho Jo (big surprise there), a man being robbed at gun point in broad daylight while walking out of a convenience store, a woman robbing a 7-11 with a hammer and I just heard that Richard's Liquors in Hilltop was robbed at gunpoint at around 8:00pm last night. Thanks again Mayor Mayer. The armored tank you bought and the red light cameras have really helped crime, haven't they? Gloucester Township, a great place to live, work and play...if you're a political insider or a criminal (although I really don't know there is that much of a difference...e.g., Kevin Buccheroni and his new job at the MUA)
EaglesFan856 February 05, 2014 at 07:51 PM
You do realize crime does occur everywhere right? This township just makes the public aware of it all. Im def not a fan of the cameras, but I do like to know whats going on around here.
Sick of GTBS February 05, 2014 at 11:10 PM
Of course crime is everywhere and thank you for pointing out the obvious but the increase in the type of crimes happening in Gloucester Township has nothing to do with the reporting of it. I have lived in the township for many, many years and there was always a mechanism for reporting crimes however crimes like armed robberies in broad day light did not happen. And while the Ho Jo was never the Ritz Carlton, it has only gotten worse over the years. But don't believe me. Just go to the Wawa next to the Ho Jo any night after 9:00pm and see how safe you feel. It has nothing to do with the reporting of crimes.
OCNJ February 06, 2014 at 07:13 AM
And you base your opinion on "it has only gotten worse over the years" on what facts? The way it is reported in the media? That would be the way it is reported.
OCNJ February 06, 2014 at 07:17 AM
People should try to educate oneself and do some research first rather then try to trash our town. These sites to do so have been mentioned before on Patch. The entire state, county and even GT have changed over the "many, many years." The truth of the matter is the number are much better here in GT then the surrounding towns. This isn't some bumble bee and flower smelling farm town it used to be.
Sick of GTBS February 06, 2014 at 11:58 AM
OCNJ, like I said earlier, you do not have to believe me. Just go to Wawa next to Ho Jo any night to see. While you are at it, go to Blackwood Clementon Road and walk through the K-Mart and tell me how safe you feel and then take a ride down the road (watch out for the red light cameras!) to the Shoprite and see how good that looks. Be sure to stop by Highland High School too and see why it is ranked so poorly. I am not saying it should be the "bumble bee and flower smelling farm town" it used to be (although I do not recall it ever being that way, but if you say so) and I am not looking for a perfect world but Gloucester Township should certainly not be the type of town where you get mugged coming out of a store in broad daylight or one where prostituion and human trafficing is one of the only businesses that have not left town. Maybe you think that is acceptable based on how or where you were raised but I do not. I am sorry but I expect more out of my elected leaders (and I use the term leaders loosely) including our school boards.
Paul J. DiBartolo February 06, 2014 at 12:07 PM
Hey EaglesFan856, "This township just makes the public aware of it all" (i.e., the crime happening here). How aware are you of the circumstances and the end result of an off-duty policeman who discharged his gun into his own hand at three o'clock in the morning? How aware are you of the circumstances surrounding, and the end result of, a female police officer whose firearm was removed from her side by a perp being processed and terminated in three officers being wounded and the perp being killed right in our police station? So, where's the transparency?
Paul J. DiBartolo February 06, 2014 at 12:13 PM
Wait, OCNJ, first EaglesFan856 tells us that the only reason we read about all the crime is because our town is so transparent in reporting it...then you come along and castigate us for our dismay by telling us that things are great and it only seems bad because of the way things are being misreported by the biased media. I'm confused.
stephaniebelcher February 07, 2014 at 01:27 PM
I just go by the fact, OCNJ, that I have lived in the same neighborhood for 9 years and never has their been crime, drug sales, and theft like there has been in the past 3 years or so. Yes, there is always going to be crime everywhere, but not as violent and frequent like it has been.

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