In the calm before the snow, Camden County officials warned residents to use caution and keep the roads clear when plows roll out to combat what’s predicted to be 2 to 5 inches of snow from Friday’s nor’easter.
More than 60 pieces of equipment are on standby to meet the storm head-on during the changeover to snow Friday night, county officials said, and steps are being taken to lessen the storms’ effects.
Still, residents should put off driving Friday night, if at all possible, county officials said.
“Even though county crews are brining roads in advance of the storm, we still remind motorists to remain cautious and give themselves extra time to reach their destinations tonight,” freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to Public Works, said in a statement. “Anyone on the roadways for the evening rush hour should be prepared to encounter icy or slick road conditions.”
In addition, the county has issued a Code Blue Severe Weather Emergency from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday, directing towns with homeless or transient populations to help with the weather’s effects.
“During these weather emergencies, we encourage everyone to check on elderly or handicapped relatives or neighbors that live alone,” said freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services, in a statement. “It is important that those among the most vulnerable are not be left without heat or electricity.”