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Governor Christie Issues State Of Emergency For New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) -- With the latest winter storm expected to arrive in New Jersey Sunday night, Governor Chris Christie has declared a State of Emergency.

Governor Christie authorized the State Director of Emergency Management to coordinate all preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies. Christie also announced the closing of state offices on Monday, March 3rd for all non-essential employees.

"This winter storm is expected to arrive tonight and last through Monday, bringing heavy snow and creating hazardous travel conditions throughout the state," said Governor Christie. "I've authorized state officials to take all necessary actions, and my Administration will monitor conditions throughout the remainder of the storm. I encourage all New Jerseyans to drive carefully and remain off the roads if possible so that our first responders and public safety officials can safely respond to any emergency situations."

Sunday night's storm is expected to continue through Monday, bringing heavy snow, freezing temperatures and mixed precipitation, as well as dangerous and icy conditions that will affect travel throughout the state for several days.

A potential mixture of fallen trees, power outages and flooding is anticipated.

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