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Atlantic City
New Jersey
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United States
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Department of Administration

Office of Communications

For Immediate Release

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Atlantic County Road Crews Deal with 12+ Inches of Snow and Climbing

More than a foot of snow has already fallen in many portions of Atlantic County with a few more hours of accumulation still expected. A blizzard warning is in effect through 4 p.m. today.

Officials urge residents to stay off the roadways as roads remain snow covered and gusty winds continue to blow snow and cause white out conditions and poor visibility for motorists. The fewer vehicles on the roadways, the better crews will be able to do their jobs.

Anyone who must travel should exercise extreme caution and stay well behind snow plows and keep a safe distance between vehicles. It is recommended they take a charged cell phone, food, water and blanket with them. Should they become stranded, they are advised to stay in their vehicle. They are also reminded of the NJ State law that requires motorists to remove snow from their vehicles before they venture out on roadways.

To further assist road crews, residents who must shovel their way out of their driveways, should place snow on the down side of the street, which is to the left of the driveway as facing it from the road.

Officials report minimal power outages at this time. As of 10 a.m., there were 10 active outages affecting 126 Atlantic City Electric customers. But residents are encouraged to keep electronic devices fully charged in the event of possible outages.

Any non-life threatening emergencies should be reported to local emergency management offices whose contact information is available at www.readyatlantic.org. Life threatening emergencies should be reported immediately to 9-1-1.

The best advice is to stay indoors until this storm passes and continue to monitor events and heed the guidance of emergency officials. Let the road crews do their jobs with a minimum number of vehicles on the roadways.

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