TRENTON - New Jersey is under a state of emergency after a winter storm moved through the area.

Gov. Chris Christie declared an emergency last night ahead of the storm and ordered nonessential state workers to stay home today. State offices and courthouses are closed, as will municipal offices in many towns.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding a State of Emergency in New Jersey

News 12 New Jersey Meteorologist James Gregorio says dangerously cold temperatures are expected statewide with single digit lows tonight. 

The governor encouraged everyone in New Jersey to stay off the roads if possible so that first responders and public safety officials can safely respond to any emergency situations.