Cumberland County Prepares for First Winter Storm of 2018

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.J. -

Cumberland County’s Public Works Department is on standby, ready to tackle the upcoming winter storm.

The department’s trucks are being loaded with salt from all three of the region's salt-storage facilities. This gives the county around 4,000 tons of salt to lay down to fight the storm.

Recommended: Red Cross Offers Winter Storm Safety Tips

The county will take advantage of shared-service agreements with other municipalities and townships providing salt and brine.

Truck drivers are on call for Wednesday evening, January 3rd, into early morning on Thursday, January 4th, to clear the 540 miles of county roads. 

Also, “on-call contractors” have been told to be ready.

Areas that are prone to flooding may be impacted differently during the storm.

The Cumberland County Office of Emergency Management will be staffed starting at 6 a.m. on Thursday, January 4th. The Cumberland County Sheriff Department is also prepared for the storm.

Call 1-800-833-7476 if you are experiencing a power outage in the Atlantic City Electric service area.

Call 1-800-VERIZON for assistance from Verizon.

Read: Atlantic County Prepares for Overnight Snowfall


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