Governor Chris Christie Declares State of Emergency In Preparation For Winter Storm Titan

  • Sunday, March 2, 2014
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Trenton, NJ - With Winter Storm Titan expected to arrive in New Jersey tonight, Governor Chris Christie declared a State of Emergency, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to coordinate all preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies. Governor Christie also announced the closing of state offices on Monday, March 3rd for all non-essential employees.

"This winter storm is expected to arrive tonight and last through Monday, bringing heavy snow and creating hazardous travel conditions throughout the state," said Governor Christie. "I've authorized state officials to take all necessary actions, and my Administration will monitor conditions throughout the remainder of the storm. I encourage all New Jerseyans to drive carefully and remain off the roads if possible so that our first responders and public safety officials can safely respond to any emergency situations."

Tonight's storm is expected to continue through Monday, bringing heavy snow, freezing temperatures and mixed precipitation, as well as dangerous and icy conditions that will affect travel throughout the state for several days. A potential mixture of fallen trees, power outages and flooding is anticipated.

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

 

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