Ice Storm Shuts Down N.J. Government

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

weatherGovernor Chris Christie declared a State of Emergency on Tuesday night, Save Jerseyans, an act which allows the State Director of Emergency Management “to continue coordinating the preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies.”

All state offices are closed on Wednesday, February 5th staffed by non-essential employees.

All state courts are also closed on Wednesday.

“Tonight’s winter weather is expected to produce snow and ice, creating hazardous travel conditions and affecting areas throughout the state that are already recovering from yesterday’s storm,” said Governor Christie in an official release. “I’ve authorized state officials to continue all necessary actions to assist, 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.”

This latest storms is projected to deliver ice, snow, and related power/infrastructure/transportation issues to much of New Jersey. A copy of Governor Christie’s Executive Order declaring a state of emergency is attached here.