Governor Declares State of Emergency in NJ Ahead of Snow Storm


Governor Murphy declared a state of emergency for NJ to begin at 5:00pm Friday before the weekend's snow storm that includes a range of snow predictions across the state, with up to 18 inches predicted in some areas.  Passaic County is currently under a Winter Storm Warning for Saturday.

State offices will also close at 3 p.m. ahead of the storm.

Murphy explained the storm is currently expected to have a "long tail" so may take crews longer to clear roads and highways.  The state recommends residents be prepared to stay home beginning Friday evening,  with low visibility and power outages possible.

The Blizzard warning does not include Passaic County, and is limited to Cape May, Monmouth, Atlantic, Burlington and Ocean counties. 

Passaic County  and 12 other central to northern counties have been issued a Winter Storm Warning from 7:00pm Friday to 7:00pm Saturday with accumulations predicted between 3-7 inches.  Wind gusts between 35 to 40mph are possible. 

Snow is expected to begin Friday evening, with the heavier fall not expected until after midnight.

This forecast will continue to develop, check here for updates.

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