From the New Jersey State Police:
State Offices Closed as of 2:30 p.m. Today
TRENTON - The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) activated the State Emergency Operations Center at 7:00 a.m. this morning in order to monitor the winter storm conditions expected to last through Friday. NJOEM has been in contact with all 21 counties and members of the Emergency Response Bureau are working with their counties to address any storm related needs. State Emergency Management Partners have been notified and will continue to coordinate with NJOEM on any traffic and power concerns.
Snow totals have increased for Northwest counties, prompting a Winter Storm Warning in Sussex, Morris, and Warren counties. Light snow accumulations are forecasted to extend further east into Salem, Gloucester, Camden, and Burlington counties. Maximum wind gust forecasts have increased for Cape May, coastal Atlantic, coastal Ocean, and coastal southern Monmouth counties. Maximum wind gusts may reach over 50 mph between 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. tonight. As temperatures are expected to drop, icing remains a concern, particularly for areas north of Interstate 78.
Impacts to New Jersey
Due to the current weather and road conditions all state offices will be closed today, Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. All non-essential employees should be dismissed at 2:30 p.m.
Follow weather news for local forecasts, warnings, and watches.
For those living in Central and Southern New Jersey visit US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly http://www.weather.gov/phi/. For those living in Northern New Jersey and the New York Metro area visit US National Weather Service New York, N.Y. http://www.weather.gov/okx/.
Visit ready.nj.gov for information on how to build a kit, make a plan, and prepare your family for emergencies. Pets are family too! Remember to include them in your emergency plans. Visit animalemergency.nj.gov to find out more.
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Important Tips to Remember
New Jersey State Police will be out on patrol and ready to assist. If you’re on the road, leave early to reach your destination and drive slowly. Remember to remove snow and ice from your vehicle before hitting the road. Please give road crews adequate space to treat and clear roadways. Leave a safe following distance behind other vehicles. For more information regarding driving times and current incidents visit: http://www.511nj.org/
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