PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

For Release:
10/28/2012

Mary E. O'Dowd, M.P.H.
Commissioner

For Further Information Contact:
Office of Communications
(609) 984-7160

Governor Chris Christie Announces Monday Closure of State Offices Ahead of Hurricane Sandy

Trenton, NJ - Governor Chris Christie today authorized the closure of all State Offices for Monday, October 29, 2012 due to the impending impact of Hurricane Sandy and dangerous weather conditions. 

Non-essential employees should not report for their normal day shift tomorrow. Essential employees should report to work on schedule. All notifications are currently being made and coordinated by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management in an expeditious manner. 

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management in coordination with the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the Board of Public Utilities as well as various State agencies will continue to monitor the storm and continue statewide cleanup efforts until the event concludes. New Jerseyans are encouraged to comply with orders and guidance from their local emergency management and government officials in preparing for the storm and to avoid any unnecessary risks when the storm makes landfall. 

Drivers are advised to drive with caution, follow the rules of the road, stay alert and respect the weather elements that may impact their drive. Unnecessary travel is not recommended.

Motorists are encouraged to check for current road conditions at the New Jersey Department of Transportation website: www.NJ511.info.

For more storm preparedness information please log on to: www.ready.nj.gov