Friday, January 5, 2018
Atlantic County residents are waking up to several inches of snow, gusty winds and dangerously low wind chills that are expected to continue through Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory through noon tomorrow.
Residents are reminded to take precautions when outdoors including wearing layers, covering hands and face and limiting time outside to prevent hypothermia and frostbite. Precautions should also be taken for pets with limited time outside. Learn more at: http://www.readyatlantic.org/prepare/winter.asp
Motorists are urged to continue to drive with caution as some roads remain snow covered. The county’s emergency travel ban issued yesterday during the blizzard has been rescinded as of 6 AM on Friday to permit travel on county and municipal roadways. However, the governor’s state of emergency remains in effect.
Motorists are advised to remove snow from vehicles before heading out and to allow extra time for travel. They should also remember to leave space behind snow plows and salt trucks.
County offices will be open today with a 2-hour delay, however, all senior nutrition centers will be closed for the day.
Residents who experience a life-threatening emergency should call 9-1-1 immediately. Those who have a non-life-threatening emergency may call their local office of emergency management. Contact numbers are available online at www.ReadyAtlantic.org and in the phone book.