The National Weather Service in Mount Holly (NJ) has issued a winter storm warning for the South Jersey area, effective until 1 p.m. Monday. Accumulations of 7 to 12 inches are expected in South Jersey, along with strong winds that could reach gusts up to 40 mph overnight.
Forecasters are projecting the storm to begin by 11 a.m. today and end by 9 a.m. Monday. Blowing, drifting snow is expected, with greatly reduced visibility at times.
Residents should avoid travel for the duration of the storm.
Cherry Hill Township (NJ) Public Works crews reported for duty early Sunday morning, and will begin treating municipal roads as precipitation begins to fall. Administrative staff is on-hand to take calls. Township emergency personnel are also on-hand to respond to any emergency situation.
To report any weather-related issue – including fallen trees and limbs – call Public Works at (856) 424-4422. Power outages should be reported to PSE&G by calling (800) 436 7734.
Cherry Hill offers the following tips to help you prepare for this impending storm:
• Apply de-icer to steps and sidewalks at the storm’s onset, to prevent moisture from freezing over.
• Salt is most effective when applied as soon as a light accumulation has developed – it will make it easier to shovel and will prevent a layer of ice from forming.
• Check on any sick or elderly neighbors.
• Keep pets indoors and warm for the duration of the storm.
• Please park your car(s) off-street as much as possible, to allow Township snow plows and salt trucks the most access to the roads.
• Wait until your street has been plowed to shovel snow from your driveway apron.
• Report and avoid downed trees and power lines.
• Remember that municipal code requires that snow be removed from residential and business sidewalks and parking lots within 24 hours of the storm’s end.