Crews Work Around Clock to Clear Camden County Roads

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Snow continued to fall in Camden County for a good portion of the day on Thursday, causing issues with busy roads and stalled vehicles.

“It’s all hands on deck; we expected the worst and we got the worst,” said Susan Shin Angulo, a freeholder for Camden County.

With an expected total of four to six inches of snowfall Thursday in Camden County, the storm did not disappoint.

The snow and slick streets can create a hazard for drivers, but Department of Public Works employees were busy through the night laying down salt and pre-treating the roads.

Just because of the rate that the snow is coming down, it’s still covering, and there isn’t that much blacktop throughout the county roads.

“We’ve had over 500 tons of salt shipped here in this site, in this facility, to prepare for this,” said Shin Angulo.  “And we’ve been pre-treating our roads throughout the county.”

There are more than 1,200 lane miles that the county takes care of.

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The freeholder said the plows have been driving all over the county, despite the fast snowfall.

“You can see that it has been pretreated,” said Shin Angulo. “Just because of the rate that the snow is coming down, it’s still covering, and there isn’t that much blacktop throughout the county roads.”

But the winter conditions haven’t stopped residents from leaving their homes to use their cars, and in some instances, go out for a run.

“The main roads are pretty bad, but the side roads seem to be cleared out so far,” said one runner, braving the streets of Haddon Heights.

Although there have been plow trucks and snow removal vehicles on the roads all day long, the roadways are still not in the best conditions for driving.

“Tonight we’re concerned about the freezing temperatures," said Shin Angulo. "That’s going to drop for the next couple of days, so Friday and Saturday it’s going to be so cold."

After the snow stops, crews will continue to plow and treat the roads to make them safe for drivers, said the freeholder.

But until then, stay indoors, she advises.

“If they don’t need to be out, stay home,” said Shin Angulo.

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