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Posted on: February 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] County Commissioners urge residents to avoid travel due to second wave of snow


The Burlington County Board of County Commissioners is encouraging residents to avoid unnecessary travel due to the still ongoing winter storm impacting the region.

Between 1 and 6 inches of snow and ice has already accumulated across much of Burlington County from the storm and its mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain.

According to the National Weather Service, Hainesport has the highest snow accumulation so far with nearly 6 inches, followed by Willingboro with 3.8 inches and Westampton with 3.1 inches. Other totals reported by the Weather Service include 2.9 inches in Mount Laurel, 2.8 inches in Evesham and Lumberton, 2 inches in Burlington Township and 1.8 inches in Medford.

The Burlington County Department of Public Works dispatched its full fleet of 52 highway trucks to salt and plow the more than 500 miles of county roads. Highway crews worked through last night and will continue to salt and plow today due to the expected second wave of precipitation.

The National Weather Service is forecasting another 1 to 6 inches of snow will fall across parts of Burlington County today and tonight.

“Our Public Works employees deserve our thanks for their work clearing our county highways,” said Commissioner Tom Pullion, the Board’s liaison to the Departments of Public Works. “While our crews have done a great job so far, a second wave of snow and ice is expected to move through the region today. We’re asking residents to stay home and off the roads today, if possible, to make it easier on our crews to clear the roads.”

Power outages

Fewer than five power outages have been reported in Burlington County due to the storm. However, officials warned that heavy snow today could still cause damages to wires. Residents are encouraged to immediately report any outages to their utility.

COVID-19 vaccinations and testing

Due to the inclement weather, the Burlington County Vaccine Mega-Site at the Moorestown Mall will remain closed today and tomorrow (Tuesday Feb. 2). All those with appointments scheduled for these days will receive an individualized message with a new appointment date and time for later this week.

Burlington County’s second dose vaccine clinic scheduled today has also been postponed. Appointments are being rescheduled.

Burlington County’s COVID-19 testing site at Rowan College at Burlington County in Mount Laurel will also be closed Tuesday to clear the parking lots and roads. Testing will resume on Wednesday and Thursday from 9 AM to 4 PM, and an additional testing day is being added Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM.

Recycling change

Due to the storm, recycling collections scheduled today in Bordentown City, Bordentown Township, Chesterfield, Fieldsboro, Florence and Mansfield will be moved to Tuesday, Feb. 2. Additional changes to the remaining towns will be announced.

Residents with questions can call the Recycling Hotline at 609-267-6889.

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