Camden County Prepares for 'Slippery Road Conditions'
A system approaching Camden County as rain could bring 1 to 3 inches of snow Wednesday night.
Camden County issued the following press release regarding an approaching winter storm:
As a storm with the potential to drop up to three inches of snow overnight approaches, the Camden County Department of Public Works (DPW) is readying more than 60 pieces of equipment to keep county roadways passable and motorists moving on 400 miles of county roadways.
“We are urging anyone that needs to be on the road overnight to use extra caution and allow themselves extra time to reach their destinations,” said Freeholder Ian K. Leonard, liaison to the Camden County DPW. “Even though DPW employees will be dispatched to 12 winter maintenance districts as needed, as a precaution motorists should be prepared to encounter icy or slick road conditions.”
A storm moving across the south will continue to evolve throughout the day. The system is tracking northeast and will be off the coast of New Jersey by tonight. It is projected to produce rain from late afternoon to early evening before changing over to all wet snow between 7 and 10 p.m. There is a chance of one to three inches of accumulation for Camden County. Temperatures will be in the low 30s with 8 to 15 mph winds out of the northeast
Unlike the last storm, there is no real source of cold air in place and will not be a factor in the intensity of the snow fall. As the storm’s intensity increases, snow and slush will result in slippery road conditions. Snow will quickly taper off during the overnight hours with the temperature settling near freezing.
The National Weather Service in Mt. Holly has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Camden County from 7:00 p.m. this evening to 3:00 a.m. Thursday morning. A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow may cause travel difficulties. Motorists should be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility.
If the storm takes out your electricity, please remember to call an outage in immediately to 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 and the two gas utilities 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, please use 911 for emergencies only. If you see a problem on a county road, please call 856-566-2980 to report it to the Camden County DPW throughout the storm.
Continue to check www.camdencounty.com through the storm for weather and road condition updates. Information will also be provided through Facebook at www.facebook.com/camdencountynj and Twitter @camdencountynj.