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Governor Murphy declares state of emergency for New Jersey

State still recovering from last storm.

TRENTON, N.J. - A state of emergency has been declared for New Jersey by Governor Phil Murphy.

It goes into effect at 8 p.m. on Tuesday ahead of the anticipated nor'easter and will authorize the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate response and recovery efforts.

"Following last weekend's nor'easter and with another destructive winter storm approaching, I am declaring a state of emergency across all 21 counties in the state," Governor Murphy said.

The storm is expected to produce as many as 4 to 13 inches of snow beginning Tuesday evening and lasting until late Wednesday night and winds are expected to reach as high as 30 mph.

Roughly 41,000 households remain without power from last weekend's storm, according to officials.

Officials say the Department of Transportation is prepared to activate more than 2,500 pieces of snow-clearing equipment, including plows, spreaders, and loaders, and the New Jersey National Guard is prepared to respond to requests for assistance from the Office of Emergency Management, and will be positioning vehicles at select armories.

The governor encourages New Jerseyans to utilize ready.nj.gov for information on how to build an emergency preparedness kit, plan ahead, and prepare your family for emergencies.

Authorities also suggest following NJOEM on social media for important weather updates and safety information.


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