Camden County public works prepare for fast moving winter storm

As a winter storm is set to move through the region early Saturday morning, the Camden County’s Department of Public Works (DPW) is working to prepare the county’s 1,200 lane miles of road ahead of time.

“Snow is set to begin falling overnight but should be moving out of the area by mid-morning,” Commissioner Al Dyer, liaison to the DPW. “In preparation for this, our crews are working overnight to treat the roadways and clear snow to ensure all roads are passable and safe for motorists.”

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Light to moderate snow will arrive around midnight and persist overnight before turning showery and tapering off Saturday morning. As of right now, the area is looking to get 2 to 4 inches of snow but a narrow band of persistent moderate snow could produce 5 inches locally. Temperatures will rise into the upper 30s Saturday afternoon, leading to a good deal of melting as a bit of a breeze develops. An isolated snow shower can return in the afternoon, though warm temperatures and residual will prevent any issues

“If you need to travel on the roads overnight, please do so cautiously as slick conditions are always possible with this weather,” Dyer said. “And as our crews head out to treat the roads, remember to always leave at least six car lengths behind our vehicles while they work and move any cars off the street and into a driveway. Please also remember that it is illegal in New Jersey to plow or shovel snow from private property into roadways.”

At the public works complex in Lindenwold, more than 100 pieces of equipment are available to keep county roadways passable. 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 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. Residents need to be extra cognizant of any power failures. Below are numbers and contact info for the two power providers in Camden County:

  1. PSE&G: 1-800-436-PSEG (7734)
  2. PSE&G website:
  3. Atlantic City Electric: 1-800-833-7476
  4. Atlantic City Electric website:
  5. South Jersey Gas: 1-800-582-7060
  6. South Jersey Gas website:

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 the CCDPW. 

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

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