Christie Urges NJ Motorists to Stay Indoors During Blizzard

SAYERVILLE, NJ (WTXF) – New Jersey State Governor Chris Christie delivered a brief update during the State of Emergency Saturday afternoon.
As snow continues to pour, Christie is encouraging all motorists to stay off the roads.  The governor also took time to thank all crews who have been working very hard to keep up with the storm.
“NJDOT and our partners have nearly 3800 pieces of equipment on the roads between Department crews and contractors,” Christie tweeted. “Visibility is the biggest issue for our crews on the road right now. But they are staying on top of it.”
The National Weather Service says the snowstorm battering New Jersey has led to moderate coastal flooding with some areas of major flooding possible.
The National Weather Service says the snowstorm battering New Jersey has led to moderate coastal flooding with some areas of major flooding possible.
NJ TRANSIT announced the temporary full shutdown of the system beginning at 2 a.m. Bus, Rail and Light Rail: Bus and rail service will implement a full, temporary shutdown of all service at 2 a.m. Saturday with service resuming as weather conditions permit.

"The safety of our customers, employees and citizens remains our top priority at NJ TRANSIT", said NJ TRANSIT interim Executive Director Dennis J. Martin. "By suspending service, this will allow us to take the necessary actions to protect the system then quickly and safely resume services when conditions warrant."

Patrol trains will operate during the service suspension on the rail and light rail systems to keep tracks, switches and overhead catenary wires clear of building snow and ice conditions.
Weather forecasters warn that this weekend's high tides, including around 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday, will be the worst time for flooding.

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