New Jersey State of Emergency Starts at 10pm Tonight

Carolyne Volpe Curley / West Essex Now
Office of the New Jersey Governor

“The anticipated winter storm is forecasted to bring significant snowfall statewide, with snowfall rates approaching 2 inches per hour in certain areas and heavy wind gusts. Residents should stay off the roads, remain vigilant, and follow all safety protocols.” ~ NJ Governor Phil Murphy

Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022

New Jersey State of Emergency

The office of NJ Governor Phil Murphy has announced that New Jersey will enter a State of Emergency, starting at 10pm tonight, in preparation for the upcoming snowstorm forecasted to impact the state with severe weather conditions.

  • The State of Emergency will be in effect through the next several days, across all 21 counties
  • Executive Order No. 279 allows for resources to be deployed throughout the state during the duration of the storm.


Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service announced a Winter Weather Advisory, which will be in place until noon tomorrow, for the following New Jersey counties:

  • Bergen
  • Essex
  • Hudson
  • Passaic
  • Union

Winter Storm Warning

A Winter Storm Warning will be in place until 10am tomorrow for the following New Jersey counties:

  • Atlantic
  • Burlington
  • Camden
  • Cumberland
  • Gloucester
  • Monmouth
  • Ocean
  • Salem



New Jersey residents are encouraged to follow the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management for important weather updates and safety information. Residents should also pay attention to local forecasts, warnings, and watches.

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
P.O. Box 7068 West Trenton, NJ 08628

Essex County Storm Forecast

NWS weather station located at Essex County Airport in Fairfield forecasts 4 inches of snow Thursday overnight into Friday morning. Detailed information can be found here:

Shovel Out Your Closest Fire Hydrant
Carolyne Volpe Curley
  1. Remove Ice and Snow in a full 3-foot circle around the hydrant.
  2. Clear a path from the hydrant to the street.

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Carolyne Volpe Curley, a Certified New Jersey Press Journalist since 2012, has appeared on nationally televised productions and interviewed by the international press. Volpe Curley publishes West Essex NOW, a hyperlocal news site covering Essex County, NJ. Volpe Curley graduated from Lafayette College in 1986, with a BA in both English and Government, and a minor in Women Studies and Religion.

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