Philadelphia, Jersey Shore Brace For Blizzard, Flooding

- The good thing about this storm, it's hitting on a weekend. That means road crews won't have to worry about rush hour traffic, and have plenty of time to clear the streets for Monday morning.

The work is well underway for PennDOT, as brine has been put down on roads and bridges to make clean up easier once the snow does start falling.

PennDOT says it has 300 traffic management cameras to monitor the roads, and has 450 plows ready to go across the area.

Crews will work 12 hours shifts, around the clock.

"PennDOt's ready. We're ready to go. It's gonna be a challenging one obviously upwards of a foot or more of snow. It's gonna be a long storm and it's one that we will be with through Sunday, working through Sunday to get the roads in as good a condition as possible for Monday morning rush hour," said Eugene Blaum of PennDOT

PennDOT has a reminder for those who do have to venture out on the roads, if you're driving behind a plow, you should keep at least six car lengths between you and the plow, and  do 'not' pass them.

In New Jersey, the possible blizzard will put the shore to the test.

The full moon, high winds and high tides make the perfect recipe for major flooding and beach erosion.

It'll be the first time recently-built sand berms will face this type of severe weather.

Ocean City just finished a multi-million dollar project two months ago.

City leaders say they're ready.

"The police and fire departments are preparing their deep water vehicles in case they need to access residents in flooded streets, " said Doug Bergen of Ocean City Public Information.

Businesses and homeowners are packing sand bags, boarding up windows and securing their properties.

Several shore communities are opening temporary shelters on an as-needed basis.

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