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Camden County Prepares for Tuesday Storm

About two inches of snow is expected beginning on Tuesday.

With snow in the forecast for Tuesday afternoon, the Camden County Department of Public Works is once again making preparations to battle winter weather.

“Our public works employees are on standby.  Our equipment has been prepped and trucks are loaded with product to address any and all situations that may arise,” Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works, said.  “We will continue to keep an eye on roadway conditions and monitor weather forecasts to call in our drivers to begin pre-treating all roadways in advance of the first sign of snow.”

Light to moderate snowfall is expected beginning Tuesday afternoon, with a steady amount of snow between 6 p.m. and midnight. Parts of Camden County could see up to 2.5 inches.

The snow should taper off in the pre-dawn hours with a chance of a returning snow shower mid-morning Wednesday. 

Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing Tuesday night with 15 mile per hour winds creating icy conditions.


At the public works complex in Lindenwold, more than 70 pieces of equipment stand ready to keep county roadways passable and motorists moving.  If the weather becomes treacherous personnel will be dispatched to 12 winter maintenance districts to address salt and plow 1,200 lane miles of roadways across Camden County.  The county’s response plan calls for crews to be dispatched only to the zones where they are needed.

 

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

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. This storm has the potential to bring down trees and power lines residents need to be extra cognizant of any power failures.

Below are numbers and contact info for the two power providers in Camden County:

As always, residents should use 911 for emergencies only. Anyone who sees a problem on a county road should call the county's 24-hour hotline at 856-566-2980 to report it to the Department of Public Works. 


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