Governor Chris Christie Declares State of Emergency As Winter Storm Hits New Jersey
For Immediate Release Contact: Kevin Roberts
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 609-777-2600
Trenton, NJ – With a winter storm expected to impede transportation and travel throughout New Jersey, 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. Commuters are asked to use extreme caution while traveling across the state.
“Tonight’s storm is expected to produce travel hazards and potentially cause power outages 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 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 Thursday, bring heavy snow, mixed precipitation including ice, and freezing temperatures throughout the State.
A copy of the Governor’s Executive Order declaring the State of Emergency is attached to the release.
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