Christie declares state of emergency, heads to Dixie as Thor approaches

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Governor Chris Christie is heading to Dixie tomorrow, Save Jerseyans, starting a two-day swing through Georgia and Florida for his PAC, but before he left Kim Guadagno in charge, he proactively declared a state of emergency ahead of Thursday’s snow event.

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“Tonight’s storm is expected to produce travel hazards and potentially cause power outages throughout the state,” said Governor Christie in a statement. “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. “

Winter Storm “Thor” (naming these things is ridiculous, btw) is predicted to bring heavy snow, mixed precipitation, and freezing temperatures to the Garden State; parts of the state closer to the Delaware River could see 8 or more inches of snow according to both the NWS and Accuweather. Christie’s executive order authorizes State Director of Emergency Management to put responsive wheels in motion.

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