Saturday, January 23, 2016
Atlantic County residents are waking up this morning to several inches of snow, gusty winds blowing snow and contributing to poor visibility, downed tree branches and scattered power outages.
A state of emergency is in effect as of late last evening for the entire state to allow emergency officials to more quickly and easily access and mobilize resources to deal with this severe winter storm.
At this time, a travel ban is not in effect, however, travel on roadways is not recommended. Many roads remain snow covered. County crews have been out treating and plowing roadways since yesterday and will continue to do so throughout the day.
Emergency management officials storngly advise residents to stay home and off the roads as reports of downed trees and power outages continue to increase with daylight.
A blizzard warning, coastal flood warning, high wind warning and winter storm warning all remain in effect through Sunday morning.
Residents in need of non-life threatening emergency assistance should contact their local office of emergency management. Contact numbers are available at www.ReadyAtlantic.org and in the Verizon phone book.
There are no evacuation plans at this time. Residents should continue to monitor weather forecasts, media outlets and county web sites for updates.