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Christie declares state of emergency for storm

Local News | Jan 03, 2014

Christie declares state of emergency for storm

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is under a state of emergency as a storm hits the state.

Gov. Chris Christie declared an emergency Thursday ahead of the storm and ordered nonessential state workers to stay home on Friday. State offices and courthouses will be closed Friday, as will municipal offices in several affected towns.

The snow is expected to cause significant accumulation, low visibility and frigid temperatures.

Most of New Jersey is under a winter storm warning, but the National Weather Service says some areas along the shore and in northwestern New Jersey could see near blizzard conditions.

New Jersey Transit is cross-honoring all tickets on Friday.

Officials say strong winds and dangerously cold wind chills could accompany the storm. They are warning residents to stay off the roads.

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