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Gov. Christie Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Winter Storm Stella

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Photo Credit: Office of the Governor

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has declared a State of Emergency in preparation for Winter Storm Stella, arriving Monday night.

Christie has authorized 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. Commuters are asked to use extreme caution while traveling across the state.

All NJ Transit Bus and Access Link services will begin shutting down at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday morning , and will remain suspended for the duration of Tuesday’s service day. Service is anticipated to resume on Wednesday as weather and road conditions allow.

“This severe winter storm is expected to produce tonight through Tuesday afternoon significant snow accumulations, winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour, freezing temperatures, widespread coastal flooding and hazardous whiteout travel conditions,” Christie said.

“During these threatening conditions, I urge all New Jerseyans to remain off the roads so our first responders and public safety officers can safely and efficiently handle emergency situations.”

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