With a powerful storm bearing down on the Northeast, one state’s governor declared a state of emergency before snow flakes began to fall.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie issued the declaration on Thursday as forecasters said the northern part of NJ could expect significant snow accumulations from a storm moving up the East Coast. The declaration authorized the closing of NJ state offices and mobilized snow response efforts by state and local NJ agencies, CBS News notes.
The N.J. governor noted that the snowstorm and accompanying blizzard conditions were expected to make road travel across NJ dangerous. He advised NJ residents to remain at home during the storm to keep NJ roads clear for emergency services and plows.
The snowstorm led to the cancellation of thousands of flights from New York to Boston.
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