Camden County's Public Works Department Prepares for Effects of Winter Storm

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LINDENWOLD, N.J. -

Before the snow covered Camden County, its residents saw a morning full of rain.

The delayed winter weather was the reason officials with Camden County’s Public Works Department had to change their plans.

Then the trucks were filled with salt and the crews were ready to go.

We’re preparing all through the night as well [and] we have everyone out there.

All they needed was for the snow to begin.

“No need to salt because it’ll all wash away,” said Susan Shin Angulo, a freeholder for Camden County. "But we’re out there just to make sure that we’re preparing.”

Because of the wet and rainy conditions we saw early Wednesday morning, Camden County crews did not actually start to salt the roads until the snow started to fall.

But the freeholder confirms that the crews will be out for the duration of the storm and afterwards to assure safer roads for drivers.

“We’re preparing all through the night as well [and] we have everyone out there," said Shin Angulo.

The day started out with rain, rain and more rain.

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It wasn’t until midday when the temperature started to drop and snow started to fall.

Crews have been working since early this morning preparing equipment and clearing the roads from driving hazards.

“We’ve had a lot of trees down as well throughout the county, so we have those crew members taking the trees down and making sure that our roadways are passable,” said Angulo. “It’s been all hands on deck.”

With the county courts and many school districts closed, and with Camden County College shutting down early, there’s less traffic and commutes home to worry about.

But, with other drivers on the road, officials with the Public Works Department are still responsible for 1,200 miles of roadways.

“When the trucks are out, and you have to be out, and you see a truck, make sure you're six cars behind that truck so they can clear the roads and make sure the roads are passable,” said Shin Angulo.

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