STORM UPDATE: Governor Chris Christie Declares State of Emergency
Governor Chris Christie has declared a State of Emergency for New Jersey as a major winter storm is bearing down on us.The first major winter storm for 2015 will be one to remember. In anticipation of a blizzard that will blanket much of the state, the governor has declared a state of emergency as of 1PM. State offices will start to close at 1 this afternoon and NJ Transit will suspend operations at 10:00 PM. Service will resume only when conditions permit Tuesday.
The governor is asking for people to stay home Monday evening and Tuesday in order to help road crews to clear the highways and streets. This will also help law enforcement and emergency responders.
Here is Lite Rock Meteorologist Dan Zarrow’s South Jersey forecast:
Light to moderate snow, wintry mix, and rain. A few inches of accumulation possible by evening commute. Windy, highs in the mid 30s.
Periods of heavy snow and gusty winds. Near-blizzard conditions expected, causing very low visibility. Snow accumulations for South Jersey will likely range from 6 to 18 inches, heaviest snowfall will occur north and east. Lows in the 20s.
Snow and gusty winds continue, for at least part of the day. Highs in the lower 30s.
Clearing skies, stiff breeze causing blowing and drifting snow. Highs in the lower 30s.
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