The area was buried under snow Wednesday and saw some overnight accumulation on Thursday. Friday offered a rare glimpse of the sun before more snow was expected to strike the region Saturday morning, coming to an end Saturday afternoon.
Temperatures are expected to remain above freezing, but drop into the teens Saturday night. Winds are expected to continue.
“Our plows have gotten most straight-aways in good condition and we are now concentrating on intersections, curves and hills,” Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works, said. “We will continue with this operation throughout the day and are prepared to tackle the next wave of snow tomorrow.”
Since the snow began on Wednesday night, 70 pieces of equipment and 100 employees have been deployed from the Public Works complex in Lindenwold to Camden County’s 12 winter maintenance districts, Leonard said. Those crews and trucks are also ready to be dispatched again over the weekend. The county’s response plan calls for crews to be dispatched only to the zones where they are needed.
“As I’ve said throughout this last snow event, I’m requesting that all residents stay off the roads to give our plows the ability to effectively do their job and get snow away from the traveling lanes this weekend,” Leonard said. “Extra vehicles on the highway system will congest and slow down our plowing operation. Also, please move any cars off the street and into a driveway while we continue our plowing operations.”
In the event that the weather causes isolated power outages, please remember to immediately call your 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/