Thursday, January 4, 2018
Effective 8:30 AM, Thursday, January 4, 2018, a state of emergency is in effect in Atlantic County through 7 PM this evening as a powerful winter storm impacts our area with accumulating snow, strong winds, poor visibility and the potential for some moderate coastal flooding.
The state of emergency allows emergency officials to more quickly and easily access and mobilize resources to deal with this significant 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.
Those who must travel should remove snow from their vehicles before taking to8:30 the roadways and obey reduced speed limits as posted.
Motorists are reminded to stay well behind salt trucks and snow plows. And when shoveling your driveways, place snow on the "down" street side, to the left of the driveway when facing it from the street.
Residents who require assistance should contact their local office of emergency management. Contact numbers are provided on www.ReadyAtlantic.org and in the phone book. Anyone experiencing a life-threatening emergency should call 9-1-1 immediately.
Residents should continue to monitor weather forecasts, media outlets and county web sites for updates.