New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy declared that a state of emergency will go into effect for the entire state beginning Sunday at 3:00 p.m. ahead of the expected winter storm, allowing resources to be deployed throughout the state for the duration of the storm.
The storm is anticipated to start tonight and continue throughout Monday morning.
“New Jersey will be expecting another winter storm today and tomorrow,” Governor Murphy said. “The safety of our residents is our top priority, and we urge everyone to be informed of weather conditions and to stay off the roads so that we are able to deploy available resources to clean the snow.”
To prepare for the winter storm, the New Jersey State Police activated the State Emergency Operations Center at 3:00 p.m. in order to monitor the storm. The New Jersey Department of Transportation will also deploy more than 2,500 plows and spreaders to keep roads and communities safe.
The Governor also encouraged New Jerseyans to visit ready.nj.gov for important weather updates and safety information and requested that New Jersey residents also pay attention to local forecasts, warnings, and watches.
For those living in the greater Lakewood area, please visit the U.S. National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly at http://www.weather.gov/phi/