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(Clayton, NJ)(January 18, 2019) – The Gloucester County Department of Public Works will be brining emergency routes, overpasses and major county roadways throughout
the next few days for the anticipated wintery mix that may impact the region over the next several days.

Freeholder Director Robert Damminger said, "The public works crews take excellent care of the 410 miles of county roadway. We ask that when you see our crews working that you take your time and give them plenty of space."

Freeholder Heather Simmons, Liaison to Public Works said, “The county's trucks are prepared and loaded with salt. We have 7,000 tons of salt on hand throughout the county and 10,000 gallons of brine. We always are working to keep our roadways safe and we ask that motorists minimize travel whenever possible during icy and snowing conditions.”

The Public Works Department generally will not plow roads until there is upward of two inches of snow on the ground. They may spread salt on overpasses and icy areas, and when necessary push slush off the roadways.

The Gloucester County Office of Emergency Response may put a Code Blue Plan into effect if the temperatures drop. Code Blue is put into effect when the temperature is 32 with precipitation, or 27 degrees without, or if there is a sustained wind chill of 32 for more than two hours.

Given that the forecast currently predicts temperatures/conditions necessitating Code Blue, accommodations would be through the “First Call for Help” arrangements are listed below.

Damminger said, “We have been working with our local community partners on this plan to provide information, and potentially direct assistance, to those homeless in their communities in need of, and receptive to, shelter from the elements.”

Gloucester County Code Blue Homeless Hotline 1-(800) 648-0132

The First Call for Help, Homeless Hotline is staffed 24 hours/day throughout the week. The above toll -free Homeless Hotline contact number is the designated entry point for all Code Blue shelter placements for residents of Gloucester County.
For residents in need of warming centers during the day the following locations are available.

Warming Center Locations
(mainly weekdays)

Glassboro Senior Center
152 S. Delsea Dr.
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Tel: 856 -881-6610
Open: Mon – Fri 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Glassboro Library
2 Center Street
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Tel: 856-881-0001
Open: Mon - Thu 10:00am - 9:00pm; Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm; Sat 10:00am - 2:00pm

Greenwich Library
411 Swedesboro Road
Greenwich Twp. NJ 08027
Tel: 856-423-0684
Open: Mon - Thu 10:00am - 9:00pm; Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm; Sat 10:00am - 2:00pm

Logan Library
498 Beckett Road
Logan Twp. NJ 08085
Tel: 856-241-0491
Open: Mon - Thu 10:00am - 9:00pm; Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm; Sat 10:00am - 2:00pm

Mullica Hill Library
389 Wolfert Station Road
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Tel: 856-223-6000
Open: Mon - Thu 10:00am - 9:00pm; Fri - Sat 10:00am - 2:00pm; Sun 1:00pm -

Newfield Library
115 Catawba Ave.
Newfield, NJ 08344
Tel: 856-697-0415
Open: Mon - Thu 10:00am - 7:00pm; Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm

Mantua Township Community Center
111 Mercer Ave.
Sewell, NJ 08080
Tel: 856-468-4773
Open: Mon - Fri 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Pfeiffer Community Center
301 Blue Bell Street
Williamstown, NJ 08094
Tel: 856-728-1140
Open: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 9:00pm; Sat 9:00am - 4:00pm

Gloucester County Division of Social Services
400 Hollydell Drive
Sewell, NJ 08080
Tel: 856-582-9200
Open: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm; Every 1st and 3rd Tue from 8:00am - 6:30pm

Swedesboro Library
1422 Kinds Hwy.
Swedesboro, NJ 08085
Tel: 856-467-0111
Open: Mon - Thu 10:00am - 9:00pm; Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm; Sat 10:00am - 2:00pm

Second Baptist Church
Paulsboro Nutrition Site
1534 Pine Street
Paulsboro, NJ 08066
Tel: 856-423-3387
Open: 9:00 am – Noon

Shady Lane Nursing Home
256 county House Road
Clarksboro, NJ 08020
Tel: 856-224-6979
Open: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Thorofare Fire Hall Nutrition Site
Firehouse Road
Thorofare, NJ 08086
Tel: 856- 853- 6496
Open: Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 12:30 pm