Gov. Christie Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Impending Storm; Forecast

state of emergency tlsWinter storm Titan is expected to arrive tonight and last through Monday, bringing heavy snow and creating hazardous travel conditions in NJ, therefore I have declared a State of Emergency,” Governor Christie said this evening.

“I’ve authorized state officials to take all necessary action in advance of the storm and to continue monitoring conditions here in NJ. “I ask all New Jerseyans (if possible) please stay off the roads so that first responders can safely respond to any emergency situations.”

According to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service, Lakewood will be getting between 3-7 inches of snow.

Snow will begin forming later this evening and become heavy at time during the morning hours before tapering off in the afternoon, the Service says.

Monday morning’s commute is expected to be messy, the Service says.

State offices will be closed on Monday. [TLS]


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  1. Just curious as to why Lakewood is always last compared to surrounding school districts when it comes to delaying/closing schools when bad weather is on the way.

  2. State of emergency ?! For 3-7 inches of snow ?!! Has or gov’r turned into a chicken ? Lose a billion$$ of productivity for a few inches of snow. Come on. This is nuts. Did he forget ? We’re NJ: Stronger Than The Storm !!

  3. Just cancel school already As a precaution! Prepared kids clothes, etc already for tomorrow in case, but would be nice to be told the final verdict before 8:30 am. Helps us full time working parents who need to quickly arrange alternate plans. Thanks.

  4. Here we go again!!! As a School Bus Driver, I am even more at risk of having an accident while driving on unplowed, unsalted roads in an attempt to get the kids ( the few that do go) to school. And even though the schools are on a Delay, that causes more traffic for us drivers to deal with. Schools should be Closed!!!

  5. The Governor looks at the entire situation not just Lakewood…just gives the emergency workers more time to prepare and try to clear the roads prior to everyone being on them. However, it is also a precaution to say if you dont have to be on the roads, don’t drive. It is going to be horrible enough for the Essential Personnel to get to work and clear roadways. Thanks.

  6. At 6am there was maybe 3 inches on the ground. At 7am it started snowing again. There’s a 80% chance there will be early dismissal (in my opinion ) by the time the children get to school they are going to be told that they are going home. so why is there school?

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