Murphy Declares Storm Related State of Emergency

Governor Phil Murphy has declared at State of Emergency effective at 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, March 3.

“New Jersey will be expecting another winter storm today and tomorrow,” said Governor Murphy. “The safety of our residents is our top priority, and we urge everyone to be informed of weather conditions and to stay off the roads so that we are able to deploy available resources to clean the snow.”

The National Weather Service in Mt Holly issued Winter Storm Warning for Central Jersey effective at 3 p.m. Sunday through 7 a.m. on Monday morning.

NWS forecasts heavy wet snow and sleet with accumulations of 4-7 inches.

To prepare for the winter storm, the New Jersey State Police will activate the State Emergency Operations Center on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. in order to monitor the storm. The New Jersey Department of Transportation will also deploy more than 2,500 plows and spreaders to keep roads and communities safe, according to Murphy’s announcement.

“Monmouth County’s outstanding employees of the Public Works and Engineering Department are ready to respond to this storm, “said Freeholder Director Tom Arnone. “Our 1000 miles of County roads, as well as the municipal and federal roads we plow under shared services agreements,will be cleared as usual.  I ask residents to stay safe and warm at home with your families.”

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