State Of Emergency Declared In New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s acting governor has declared a state of emergency in the wake of the powerful winter storm that roared into the state on Sunday.

State Senate President Steve Sweeney, who is filling in while Gov. Chris Christie and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno are out of state, issued the order Sunday night.

But a decision on whether state offices would be open Monday has not been made.

Forecasters are expecting 12 to 20 inches in most areas by the time the snow stops early Monday. Blizzard warnings remain in effect for the eastern half of the state, while winter storm warnings were in place for western New Jersey.

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  1. Jeff G. says:

    What a state of emergency means in New Jersey: http://bit.ly/hLp8k4

  2. lafoutloud says:

    A state of emergency is declared so that state, county and locall officials can get the job done. ONLY essential personel (i.e. doctors, nurses in both hospitals and dialysiis centers as well as police officers and road workers) are supposed to be on the road. Police may ticket and/or tow any non-seesentail personel.

  3. Puzzled says:

    Somebody please remind me why NJ has a Lieutenant Gvernor.

    1. lafoutloud says:

      Both the Gov and the Lt. Gov from NJ are out of state. Ironic that the first time we have and need a Lt. Gov, we still had the main state senator in charge🙂

  4. Tom Dee says:

    Wonderful that they tell us that they are in a state of emergency but they do not tell us one word as to what that means. Thanks a lot guys. Are we legal if we drive? That is the question for those that have to drive to work. This feel nice reporting does nothing to inform on important issues.

  5. Tom Dee says:

    Wonderful that they tell us that they are in a state of emergency but they do not tell us one word as to what that means. Thanks a lot guys. Are we legal if we drive? That is the question for those that have to drive to work. This feel nice reporting does nothing to inform on important issues.

  6. rodney k. says:

    Yeah, I see Diamond Joe Quimby fled the State of NJ at the first sign of trouble. Thanks for abandoning us. If you were a real Governor, you would have braved the storm out with the rest of us. But no, you’re gone. And of all places, Florida? Florida is America’s wang! Florida has tons of all-u-can-eat buffets – is that why you went there? Better not try and expense your vacation to the State of NJ.

  7. Captain Obvious says:

    I vote that they close the roads so they can properly clean them. Then it will be safe for travel. Just make it a snow day for everyone. Please.

  8. Ren says:

    Where’s Governor Cheeseburger?

    1. taybor says:

      2 for 1 buffet coupon in Florida: that’ s where he is.

  9. Big Larry the garbage man says:

    Can I still use my medical marijuana?

  10. rock says:

    dummmmm ass

  11. mj says:

    i always though that new jersey was declared a state of confusion

  12. Benjamin says:

    I need to know if New Jersey will be in a State of Emergency tomorrow, before commuting to work…. Postal Workers need to know to plan ahead of time…..

    1. Marlon says:

      At least NJ had the common sense to do it now. I wish NY would do the same. postal workers need to know what to do here too.

  13. Alan says:

    Who knows what state of enmergency actually means?

    What can you do and what can’t you do?

    How long is it for?
    Can you go to work tomorrow at 6:00AM say?

    1. JJQ says:

      State of Emergency means that Democrats must go to their regular jobs. Republicans get the day off with pay.

  14. jim d says:

    They declared it- but they can’t explain it!

    1. taybor says:

      You’re surprised at that?

  15. jen says:

    Does anyone know if this is for the entire state of NJ or certain counties?

  16. jen says:

    Yes, that is what it means. Only imporant people (cops, hospital workers, etc) are allowed on the roads. Anyone else will be ticketed.

    1. Regan Shale Lefferts says:

      No, that’s not what it means. You can check the state website. It just means that the state police are in charge of all roads. If they decide to restrict travel, they will announce that specifically.

  17. ACotrone says:

    Do we stay off the roads until ban is lifted? Please clarify what a state of emergency is?

  18. Taybor says:

    and just to clarify, for those who aren’t sure a State of Emergency means what, exactly?
    Why did you bother to write this article. It has no point.

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