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State of Emergency declared in New Jersey

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jan 21 2014 02:12:07 PM CST
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TRENTON, N.J. -

With severe winter weather expected to last through Wednesday morning, Governor Chris Christie has declared a State of Emergency for all of New Jersey.

"I encourage all New Jerseyans to stay off the roads if possible so that our first responders and public safety officials can safely respond to any emergency situations,” said the governor in a news release after issuing his declaration Tuesday.

“Today’s winter storm is expected to produce heavy snow, dangerous conditions and travel hazards throughout the state.”

Christie 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.

“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.”

Already affecting parts of the state, the storm is expected to continue into the evening, bringing high winds, heavy snow, mixed precipitation, storm surges and sub-zero temperatures throughout the state.

A potential mixture of hazardous travel conditions, fallen trees and power outages and coastal, stream and river flooding are anticipated.