Sunday, January 24, 2016
Atlantic County public work crews are out again this morning to help clear roadways of snow and debris. At this time county roadways are open but motorists are advised to exercise caution as the county received several reports of downed trees and branches yesterday and this morning, the majority of which were in the area of Galloway and Mullica Township.
Drifting snow was also an issue on county roadways in the western portion of the county last night. County roadways will be treated with salt again this evening in anticipation of overnight freezing temperatures that could result in black ice.
The Atlantic County Emergency Operations Center remains activated to coordinate countywide response. The EOC received very few calls during the overnight hours. Clean up efforts and damage assessments will be the next order of business.
Moderate coastal flooding is still a concern this morning, although a change in wind direction may help lessen the impact as compared to Saturday’s problematic high tides.
The Pennsylvania Avenue School in Atlantic City which served as one of four warming centers on the barrier islands yesterday remained open through Saturday night to shelter approximately 25 residents who were displaced due to flooding.
At this time all roads into Atlantic City are open, however, that could change if flooding persists.