Acting Governor Sweeney Declares Statewide Weather State of Emergency

Trenton, NJ - Acting Governor and Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney today signed an order declaring a state of emergency throughout New Jersey due to the dangerous snow conditions. He released the following statement:

"The first action I took as Acting Governor was to receive a complete briefing on the state's storm preparations from the State Police, the Commissioner of Transportation and the Governor's Chief of Staff. We have been monitoring the situation throughout the afternoon. Based on current conditions and the forecast I am declaring a state of emergency throughout New Jersey.

"It is vital that police and public works crews are able to do their jobs. I urge all residents to take this declaration and this storm seriously, and to stay safe, stay home and stay off the roads. We will continue to monitor this storm with the help of our State Police and transportation officials."

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