Due to a nor’easter storm that has also sparked a state of emergency in five counties projected to be severely hit by snow, New Jersey state offices will open with a two-hour delay on Tuesday morning, Governor Phil Murphy declared on Monday evening.
In the counties of Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren, the state of emergency will start at 8 o’clock tonight.
During a storm briefing in Newark, Murphy said, “This might be a foot of snow, so this is a major storm. “Don’t go out if you don’t have to.”
According to the National Weather Service, wintry precipitation will start in Sussex County at around 3 a.m. and spread south and east over the next few hours, arriving in Central Jersey by around 7 a.m.
Up to an inch of snow will fall every hour, with the maximum accumulations of 6 to 12 inches predicted for Sussex County.
Also, Beginning at 8 P.M., Commercial Vehicle Limitations Have Been Issued by The State Department of Transportation on A Number of Roadways.
- I-78, from the border with Pennsylvania to I-95, in its entirety (NJ Turnpike)
- I-80, from the border with Pennsylvania to I-95, in its entirety (NJ Turnpike)
- I-280, from I-80 to I-95, in its entirety (NJ Turnpike)
- I-287, from NJ Route 440 to the New York State border, in its entirety
- From the Outerbridge Bridge to I-287, use NJ Route 440.
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