State of Emergency Declared for NJ Ahead of Snow, Ice Storm

A state of emergency has been declared by Gov. Phil Murphy after a winter storm predicted to bring snow, sleet and rain across New Jersey.

According to officials, the northwest part of the state is bracing for up to 8 inches of snow. The northern and central parts of the state are expected to get snow as well as a wintry mix, while southern New Jersey is likely to see sleet turning to rain.

Authorities however have not made a decision on whether or not state offices will open on Tuesday.

Local officials urge residents not to venture out in the bad weather and to report any power failures with their electric utility.