October 29, 2012 time 12:15PM
As of this morning the Gloucester Township Police Department, The Mayor’s office and the Office of Emergency Management have opened and staffed our Emergency Operation Center. Our emergency action plan for this weather event has been implemented. Personnel will be working around the clock to ensure the safety of our residents. We ask that you assist us by remembering that, The Police Department will receive numerous phone calls today. 9-1-1 is to be used for emergencies only! For Police Non-Emergency calls use 856-228-4500. Attached is a picture of our numerous Gloucester Township officials in the Emergency Operation Center implementing the emergency action plan that has been initiated.
Current Hazards in our Community-
1. Roads Obstructions due to water pooling in the road:
Church Street near Barnsboro Road
Jarvis road at Williamstown road
Almonesson road at the bridge tree down in the roadway road partially obstructed
Government Cancellations and Operating Status:
1. Municipal Building: Closed tomorrow Tuesday 10/30/2012
However, essential municipal employees will report to assist with emergency
2. Municipal Court: Cancelled tomorrow Tuesday 10/30/2012.
A new court notice will be sent to you by mail. Those scheduled to appear and or pay a fine by that date will receive a new notification. You do not need to call the court.
3. 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.
4. Traveling on the roadways- In accordance with the Camden County Declaration of a state of emergency all residents are encouraged to avoid unnecessary risks in the severe weather, including staying off of the roads. Movement of traffic and personnel shall be restricted to essential services and travel deemed necessary and if determined further necessary by the Law Enforcement Agencies of the County of Camden, traffic shall additionally be limited to emergency vehicles only in those specific areas seriously affected by said emergency conditions.