Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey has declared a state of emergency starting at midnight ahead of the snowstorm predicted to hit New Jersey Tuesday.
Parts of the state are expected to receive up to 6 inches of snow in the storm that will start late Monday and continue through Tuesday afternoon.
NJDOT deployed about 700 salt trucks and plows Sunday night into Monday morning. With the snow continuing through the morning rush, many South Jersey schools opted for late openings and saw the decision pay off with plows able to eventually clear most roads to the blacktop.
North Jersey is set to be hit with a mixture of precipitation starting Monday night, blanketing the state with snow, ice and capping it all off with some rain, likely making Tuesday morning’s commute difficult.
The governor also urged people to stay home if possible once the storm starts. Murphy described the morning commute as potentially problematic even if the snow turns to rain later Tuesday.
“Regardless, it’s going to be a mess pretty much everywhere tomorrow,” he said.