PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

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

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Governor Chris Christie Announces Wednesday Closure of State Offices in the Aftermath of October Storm

Trenton, NJ - Governor Chris Christie today authorized the closure of all State Offices for Wednesday, October 31, 2012 due to the continued danger posed by and ongoing cleanup efforts associated with the power outages, coastal flooding, and evacuations resultant of this week's storm. 

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 stay off of the roads whenever possible and otherwise drive with caution in consideration of the continued threat of downed power lines, trees, branches, and the work of emergency management and utility crews. When necessary, drivers should follow the rules of the road, stay alert and respect the weather elements and the guidance and orders of emergency management and government officials. Unnecessary travel is not recommended. 

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

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


Last Reviewed: 10/30/2012