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Jersey Shore side streets ‘a bit tricky’ to navigate as county continues to clean up from weekend’s northeast – CBS Philly

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (CBS) – The cleanup is still not complete from the northeast this weekend. From Philadelphia to the Jersey Shore, crews continue to work throughout the region clearing back roads and side streets. Many are still covered in a messy mix of ice and snow.

Some neighborhood streets in South Jersey are completely cleared. Others are covered in snow. The Public Works Department is working to get all side streets down to tarmac.

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Forty-eight hours after a northeasterly hit the Delaware Valley, highways and major thoroughfares in southern Jersey are mostly clear. The side streets, however, are hit or miss.

“Moss Mill Road, Deer Street, stuff like that around me was a bit difficult,” said Absecon resident Gary Tracy.

Drone video shows streets in the Fries Mill area of ​​Clayton covered in snow.

On other streets, snow is piling up on the side, forcing two-lane roads to become single-lane roads, a tricky situation for drivers.

To complicate traffic, some pedestrians are forced to walk in the street because the sidewalks are covered in snow.

“We’re trying to move crews to where they’re needed, bringing them to different locations and converging on areas that need more love and care,” said Jay Steinmetz of the County Public Works Department. Atlantic.

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Steinmetz says crews have been working tirelessly to clear the roads, but there are challenges, including fewer plow drivers behind the wheel, in part due to COVID-19.

“We’re not immune to all the issues that are happening right now,” Steinmetz said. “My forces are reduced by about 25%, and you would think we have the equipment, but we have parts problems with the preparation of the equipment.

The Jersey Shore was among the hardest hit areas.

The mayor of Atlantic City says it will take time for crews to reach each area.

“We have to practice patience. Eventually we’ll join you,” said Mayor Marty Small Sr. street, but the amount of inches that fell per hour, that wasn’t necessarily true.”

In Atlantic City, a code blue is in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday due to freezing temperatures.

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A heated shelter is open and the city is encouraging residents to watch elderly neighbors to make sure they have a safe place to stay.