County Prepares For Severe Weather This Week

Snow is expected Wednesday morning. A Code Blue has been issued through Thursday morning.

Camden County is preparing for another round of snowfall, although the expected precipitation is not on par with the precipitation seen in previous storms this winter.

However, temperatures will plummet throughout the week, leading the Camden County Health Officer to issue the Code Blue advisory effective 6 p.m. Tuesday evening through 7 a.m. Thursday morning.

As snow began to fall intermittently on Tuesday, Camden County road crews were out pretreating the roadways.

Snowfall is expected early Wednesday morning, with about an inch of accumulation possible. Intensity is expected to remain light, but there may be a burst of heavy snowfall. It’s expected to taper off early Wednesday afternoon, but temperatures are expected to remain below freezing for the rest of the week, with a low of nine degrees expected for Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service.

The Department of Public Works has 70 pieces of equipment ready to address salt and plow 1,200 lane miles of roadways across the county. 

“As always, when the weather turns hazardous we recommend that motorists remain cautious and give themselves extra time to reach their destinations,” Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works, said.  “Anyone on the roadways during these times should be prepared to encounter slick or icy road conditions.”

The Code Blue is in effect for those in need of shelter. Anyone seeking shelter in a warming center should contact their local municipality.


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