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N.J. state of emergency continues as storm causes outages, coastal flooding

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Snow falls in Byram Township on Tuesday afternoon.
Snow falls in Byram Township on Tuesday afternoon. - ()

New Jersey remains in a state of emergency as a winter storm that has blanketed parts of the state in snow, ice and sleet continues on into Tuesday afternoon.

Speaking Tuesday morning to CBS News in New York, Gov. Chris Christie said New Jersey is experiencing a “tale of three storms,” indicating that each part of the state is dealing with its own particular set of challenges brought on by the storm.

While northern New Jersey is seeing snow accumulate, Christie said, the southern half of the state is being pummeled with freezing rain and sleet. On the coasts, Christie added, shore flooding is likely.

Christie did note, however, that it appeared as if residents had “heeded” the state’s warnings, as there were less than 100 roadway incidents, with no fatalities, as of the morning to report.

But the storm’s impact on the state’s utility services is widening.

According to an NJ.com report, some 35,000 New Jersey residents, particularly in Camden and Gloucester counties, were without power as of 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Christie, who maintains that residents should stay indoors for the remainder of the day, is set to address reporters later Tuesday afternoon in Pluckemin on the latest developments regarding the storm.

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Andrew George

Andrew George


Andrew George covers the Statehouse from NJBIZ's Trenton bureau. Born and raised in N.J., Andrew has also spent time as a reporter in D.C., Texas and Pa. His email is andrewg@njbiz.com.

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