All New Jersey state offices will be closed Monday due to the impending impact of Hurricane Sandy and dangerous weather conditions. A press release from the governor's office indicates that non-essential employees should not report for their normal day shift tomorrow. Essential employees should report to work on schedule. All notifications are currently being made and coordinated by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management in an expeditious manner.
PATCO rail service will be suspended early Monday (10/29) morning and will resume on Tuesday as soon as conditions allow. The last train to Lindenwold will leave the 15th/16th and Locust Station in Philadelphia at 2:50 a.m. The last train to Philadelphia will leave Lindenwold at 2:15 a.m. All non-essential DRPA and PATCO employees are advised NOT to report to work on Monday morning. Essential employees must report to work as scheduled.
The DRPA has received word of erroneous news reports that the Commodore Barry, Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman and Betsy Ross bridges are closing. All DRPA bridges are open and will remain open until further notice. The DRPA will use the following guidelines to determine whether to close the bridges: Empty trailers will be banned from the Commodore Barry Bridge if sustained winds reach 35 mph. The DRPA will declare a total ban on trucks, trailers and motorcycles (at the Commodore Barry Bridge only) if sustained winds reach 40-45 mph.
On the other three bridges, motorcycle and empty-trailer traffic will be banned if sustained winds reach 40-45 mph. Sustained winds of 70 mph may result in absolute traffic bans on all DRPA bridges. Both pedestrian walkways on the Ben Franklin Bridge will be closed on Monday and Tuesday. Non-essential DRPA employees are advised NOT to report to work on Monday morning.
Camden County has closed all parks in the Camden County Park System in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy, which will be touching down in the region early tomorrow morning. They ask that everyone stays out of the parks because of the danger of falling trees and possible flooding throughout our 2,200 acres of parkland. To prepare for the arrival of the hurricane, the Camden County Parks Department has lowered the level of the Cooper River. This will assist the Cooper River and its tributaries to handle the large amount of storm water runoff that will accompany the storm. The County is asking all residents to shelter at home and stay off the roads while this storm settles over the region. Remember to never drive on a water-covered roadway. For more information on Hurricane Sandy and Camden County’s response and preparation go to www.camdencounty.com and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute briefings.
The Camden County Library System’s eight branches will be closed tomorrow for Hurricane Sandy. Tuesday’s opening will be assessed based on storm conditions. At this point all Camden County events have been canceled for Monday and Tuesday, including flu shot clinics in Cherry Hill and Gloucester Township, and Senior Citizen’s Bingo. All Camden County Parks have been closed, as well as the Camden County Boathouse at Cooper River for Monday and Tuesday. Superior Court will not be in session tomorrow in Camden City. For more information on Hurricane Sandy and Camden County’s response and preparation go to www.camdencounty.com
Attention Haddon Township Residents: All residents are asked not to place debris and leaves in the roadway. There will be no trash pickup on Monday, October 29 or Tuesday, October 30. The Haddon Township Municipal Building will be closed on both Monday and Tuesday.The Annual Lions Halloween Parade has been canceled for Tuesday, October 30th! Please go to www.haddontwp.com for the latest information and updates.
ATTENTION GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS:Trash and Recycling: All trash and recycling pick up scheduled for Monday (10/29) and Tuesday (10/30) has been suspended. Please do not put your trash cans at the curb. Secure them in a manner to keep them from blowing away from your property if possible. Properties that were scheduled for both trash and recycling pickup on Monday and Tuesday will be having their trash and recycling picked up next Monday and Tuesday. School Cancellations: Gloucester Township Public Schools and Black Horse Pike Regional Schools will be closed on Monday 10/29/12 and Tuesday 10/30/12. Municipal Building: The Gloucester Township Municipal Building will be closed on Monday, 10/29/12.
Gloucester County offices, services and programs will be closed tomorrow, Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Essential personnel are required to report. Election Office on 550 Grove Road in Thorofare will remain open. County flu shots, nutrition sites, Serv-a-tray, and transportation will be cancelled with the exception of transportation for dialysis patients. The shelter at West Deptford High School will open tomorrow at 0800 hours, at the time that Gloucester County will declare a State of Emergency.
Attention Morrestown Residents: Due to Hurricane Sandy, trash collection has been cancelled for the week. Do not leave trash or brush at the curb that could become dangerous projectiles in the forecasted high winds or clog storm drains. In the interest of the safety of our children, Halloween Trick or Treating is being postponed until Friday 11/2/12. The Township appreciates our residents cooperation as Hurricane Sandy approaches. Moorestown Council meeting for Monday night has been postponed until Thursday, Nov. 1.
School closings, delayed openings and early dismissals for Monday October 29th.
The School District Of Phila. And Phila. Archdiocesan Schools are closed.
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