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Gloucester Township PD Alert: What is a Flash Freeze? When are we to expect it?

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GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (January 19,2019)--The Gloucester Township Police Department would like to explain.....

What is a flash Freeze?
Anything surface that is wet from the rain on Sunday morning, or any leftover slush where there had been snow from earlier in the storm on Saturday night, will freeze over very quickly. The change from water to ice will happen fast.

According to the National Weather Service Mounty Holly, NJ :
A significant storm system will affect the area Saturday through
Sunday with snow, mixed precipitation, and heavy rain. Snow will
develop Saturday afternoon with some accumulation possible before a
change to heavy rain from south to north Saturday night. There may
also be a period of freezing rain and sleet during this transition.
The rain could be heavy enough to lead to urban and small stream
flooding issues Saturday night into early Sunday with river flooding
possible by late day Sunday.

Rain will come to an end by late day Sunday as a strong cold front
moves through with strong NW winds and rapidly falling temperatures
as arctic air rapidly moves in. This will lead to quick refreezing
of wet and slushy surfaces causing very ice conditions.


-Avoid Driving if possible 
-Reduce your speed if you must drive
-When braking, give yourself additional time and distance to stop
-Avoid hills or other dangerously icy roadways 
-Walk slowly on sidwalks and solid surfaces
-Wear boots or nonskid shoes 
-Always have an emergency kit in your vehicle and an emergency plan

Gloucester Township Police Department
1261 Chews Landing Rd
Gloucester Township, NJ 08021

Emergency: 9-1-1