Camden County prepared for approaching nor’easter

The region could see up to three inches of snow.

As an approaching nor’easter threatens to deliver up to 3 inches of snow across Camden County, work is already underway at the Camden County Department of Public Works (CCDPW) to respond to the inclement conditions and keep traffic moving throughout the region.

“The Camden County Department of Public Works is diligently monitoring the storm’s track and development so that we will be prepared for the storm system. At this point, forecasts are still uncertain to exact start times or snow totals, so we have to be prepared for whatever weather conditions we experience,” said Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo, liaison to the CCPDW. “Anyone on the roadways during the storm should be prepared to encounter slick road conditions, and we ask that motorists leave at least six car lengths behind our DPW vehicles while they work.”

The first snowflakes from the coastal storm could fall in our area by midnight and continue until mid-afternoon Thursday. The latest forecast is calling for 1 to 3 inches of snow, however depending on the track of the storm, there is the potential for a more significant snowfall. Higher accumulation totals are expected the further east you are in Camden County. Regardless of how much falls, blowing and drifting snow will be a concern Thursday night into Friday.

At the public works complex in Lindenwold, more than 100 pieces of equipment are available to keep county roadways passable and motorists moving. When the weather becomes treacherous, personnel will be dispatched to 12 winter maintenance districts to 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.

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. Any storm has the potential to bring down trees and power lines, so 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, please use 911 for emergencies only. If you see a problem on a county road, please call our 24-hour hotline at (856) 566–2980 to report it to DPW.

Continue to check www.camdencounty.com through the storm for weather and road condition updates. Information will also be provided through Facebook and Twitter.