From the New Jersey State Police:
TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy and the Murphy Administration are asking New Jersey residents to prepare for a winter storm that will affect the area tonight and throughout the day tomorrow. Colonel Patrick Callahan and the New Jersey State Police are preparing the State Emergency Operations Center, which will activate tonight in order to monitor the winter storm conditions expected to last through tomorrow.
The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) has been in contact with all 21 county emergency management offices, 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, and the New Jersey Department of Transportation is prepared and ready to respond to the storm with up to 2,500 plows and spreaders.
“The latest forecasts continue to indicate that New Jersey will receive significant snow over the next day and it is imperative that New Jerseyans take necessary precautions,” said Governor Murphy. “We are closely monitoring this storm and are prepared to help any community that needs it. I urge residents to stay off the roads, stay informed, and stay safe.”
"Troopers are ready to assist residents and commuters throughout the state both on and off of the highways for the duration of the storm should they be needed," said Colonel Patrick Callahan of the New Jersey State Police. "We encourage you to prepare for winter weather. Please use caution when traveling and prepare an emergency kit for use at home and on the roadways.”
Snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain are forecast Monday through Tuesday. A Winter Storm Watch is posted for Sussex and western Passaic Counties from tonight through Tuesday. A Winter Weather Advisory is posted for all remaining counties through Tuesday. A Gale Watch is posted Tuesday for Atlantic coast waters. A Small Craft Advisory is posted until Tuesday for the Delaware and Raritan Bays.
Impacts to New Jersey
Frozen precipitation will create slippery conditions on roadways, sidewalks, ramps, bridges, and other surfaces. Visibilities may be reduced during heaviest snowfall. Localized flooding may occur where rainfall is heaviest and drainage is impeded by snow and ice, or on roadways, waterways, in urban areas, and at low-lying places. Monitor local forecasts today for updates in your area.
Follow weather news for local forecasts, warnings, and watches. For those living in Central and Southern New Jersey, visit the U.S. 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/.
Follow NJOEM on social media for important weather updates and safety information:
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/
Dress for Cold Weather
Winter storm conditions and cold waves are the deadliest types of weather as cold temperatures put an extra strain on your heart. Heavy exertion, such as shoveling snow, clearing debris or pushing a car can increase the risk of a heart attack.
To avoid problems, remember these tips:
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