Fallen tree closes Route 561

Road closed between the Uxbridge Condominium Complex and the Winner Ford dealership just before Brace Road.

Due to strong wind and rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ian on Monday morning, a large tree fell into the road on Route 561 between the Uxbridge Condominium Complex and the Winner Ford dealership just before Brace Road. The tree is caught in electrical power lines and brought down a telephone pole.

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PSE&G and Verizon are both on site waiting for new telephone pole to be delivered while decommissioning powerlines from the fallen tree.

“The road will be closed for an extended period and based on that, motorists should find an alternate route,” said Commissioner Al Dyer, liaison to the Department of Public Works.

The Camden County Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining over 1,200 miles of county roadway and 50 bridges.  They are dedicated to making our area safer for motorists and pedestrians through county highway construction projects and road maintenance, including pothole repairs, street sweeping, grass cutting and storm drainage upkeep. The Public Works Department is located in Lindenwold where personnel are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to serve the residents of Camden County.

To report concerns on Camden County roadways, call (856) 566-2980 or visit www.camdencounty.com.

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