Governor Chris Christie Declares State of Emergency As Severe Winter Storm Hits New Jersey

Trenton, NJ - With severe winter weather expected to last through Wednesday morning, Governor Chris Christie today declared a State of Emergency, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate the preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies.

"Today's winter storm is expected to produce heavy snow, dangerous conditions and travel hazards throughout the state," said Governor Christie. "I've authorized state officials to take all necessary action to prepare, and my Administration will continue monitoring conditions throughout the remainder of the storm. I encourage all New Jerseyans to stay off the roads if possible so that our first responders and public safety officials can safely respond to any emergency situations."

Already affecting parts of the state, the storm is expected to continue into the evening, bringing high winds, heavy snow, mixed precipitation, storm surges and sub-zero temperatures throughout the state. A potential mixture of hazardous travel conditions, fallen trees and power outages and coastal, stream and river flooding are anticipated.

A copy of the Governor's Executive Order declaring the State of Emergency is attached to the release.

 

 

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Colin Reed
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