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Gloucester Township Police Issue Snow Storm Warning for Tuesday, Snow Driving Tips

Upcoming Snow Storm Update from the US National Weather Service Philadelphia/ Mount Holly Office:

Executive Summary
• We will be north of the track of this system and are likely to see a band of snow
Tuesday and Tuesday night as it passes through the region.

• The system will pull in Atlantic moisture on the backside of the low as it intensifies

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into a coastal low. With temperatures below freezing snow will create slick spots onroads.
• The heaviest snow is expected between noon and midnight and greatly impact the
evening commute Tuesday.
• Temperatures will also be fairly cold as well behind the system with lows Tuesday night
in the single digits across most of the region. Highs Wednesday Will likely be below 20
degrees. Even colder temperatures will be noted across the Poconos.
• Below zero wind chills are likely Late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning with
readings near -20 across the Poconos with gusty northwest winds.
• Coastal flooding is not anticipated with this system.
• Please refer to our website for up to date information and for the latest forecast


GTPD’s Tips for driving in the snow:

  • Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Applying the gas slowly to accelerate is the best method for regaining traction and avoiding skids. Don’t try to get moving in a hurry. And take time to slow down for a stoplight. Remember: It takes longer to slow down on icy roads.
  • Drive slowly. Everything takes longer on snow-covered roads. Accelerating, stopping, turning – nothing happens as quickly as on dry pavement. Give yourself time to maneuver by driving slowly.
  • The normal dry pavement following distance of three to four seconds should be increased to eight to ten seconds. This increased margin of safety will provide the longer distance needed if you have to stop.
  • Know your brakes. Whether you have antilock brakes or not, the best way to stop is threshold breaking. Keep the heel of your foot on the floor and use the ball of your foot to apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal.
  • Don’t stop if you can avoid it. There’s a big difference in the amount of inertia it takes to start moving from a full stop versus how much it takes to get moving while still rolling. If you can slow down enough to keep rolling until a traffic light changes, do it.
  • Don’t power up hills. Applying extra gas on snow-covered roads just starts your wheels spinning. Try to get a little inertia going before you reach the hill and let that inertia carry you to the top. As you reach the crest of the hill, reduce your speed and proceed down hill as slowly as possible.
  • Don’t stop going up a hill. There’s nothing worse than trying to get moving up a hill on an icy road. Get some inertia going on a flat roadway before you take on the hill.
  • Stay home. If you really don’t have to go out, don’t. Even if you can drive well in the snow, not everyone else can. Don’t tempt fate: If you don’t have somewhere you have to be, watch the snow from indoors.

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