Jersey, North In anticipation of a winter storm that is anticipated to cause severe weather conditions in some areas of the state beginning Monday night, March 13, and lasting through Wednesday morning, March 15, Governor Phil Murphy on Monday declared a State of Emergency for five North Jersey counties, effective as of 8:00 p.m.
According to Executive Order No. 320, the counties of Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren are under a State of Emergency, enabling the deployment of resources as needed throughout the storm.
On Tuesday, March 14, all State offices will open two hours later than usual. On numerous interstate roads, commercial vehicle limitations will also take effect as of 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 13. To learn more about the restrictions on commercial vehicles,
The majority of Northwestern Jersey is expected to be affected by this winter storm, although precipitation and strong wind gusts might also be experienced in other parts of the state, according to Murphy. “By establishing a State of Emergency for these five northern counties, we will be able to efficiently deploy State resources where they are most needed, in the areas that will probably be most affected.
At the same time, the two-hour delayed opening and commercial vehicle restrictions will help keep our roads clear at critical junctures. I urge all locals to exercise caution, be alert, leave space for plows and salt trucks to work, and adhere to all relevant safety regulations.
According to Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, superintendent of the New Jersey State Police and state director of emergency management, troops are prepared to help residents and commuters throughout the state during the storm, both on and off the highways. We need your help, so if at all possible, please stay off the roads to allow plow crews to perform their duties. Please exercise caution when driving and assemble an emergency kit for your home and car. Remember to check on your neighbors and offer assistance if you can.
Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti stated that commercial vehicle travel limitations “prevent unsafe situations on our highways and keep our routes open for our crews and emergency responders”. “Our top priority is always safety, especially during severe weather occurrences. Every night, we want everyone to arrive home safely.
“Keeping residents of New Jersey safe, secure, and warm during weather emergencies is our top priority. According to NJBPU President Joseph L. Fiordaliso, we communicate with the utilities frequently to monitor outages and their operations. “We strongly advise calling your utility to report a power outage if it occurs. You shouldn’t rely on anyone else to report it for you. Last but not least, I implore everyone to avoid downed power wires to save needless tragedy.
The Governor advises residents of New Jersey to visit ready.nj.gov for crucial weather and safety updates. Very important for residents to pay attention to are local predictions, watches, and warnings.