Gov. Murphy declares state of emergency in advance of nor’easter

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency Tuesday afternoon in advance of another nor’easter that is set to impact New Jersey with snow, wind, and tidal flooding.

The state of emergency for New Jersey will go into effect at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

In a press conference at the State Police operations center in West Trenton, Murphy asked residents to exercise “common sense” in dealing with the impending storm.

The National Weather Service envisions the most snow to fall away from the Jersey Shore, where the current forecast calls for 3-4″ of wet, heavy accumulations in interior Monmouth County and lesser amounts to the south and along the coast. Areas to the north and west of I-95 are likely to see the most snow accumulations.

Although gusty winds and tidal flooding are also in the forecast, forecasters anticipate lesser impacts than last week’s storm. Read the National Weather Service’s briefing here to learn more.

The state of emergency declaration authorizes the state to activate and coordinate the preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies.