NJ will seek federal aid for snow cleanup

(AP) - New Jersey will seek federal aid to helpcover cleanup costs related to the monster winter storm thatdropped up to 30 inches of snow

FREEHOLD - (AP) - New Jersey will seek federal aid to helpcover cleanup costs related to the monster winter storm thatdropped up to 30 inches of snow on the state.

Gov. Chris Christie was traveling to Freehold on Friday morningto formally sign a letter seeking money from the Federal EmergencyManagement Agency.

The event will be Christie's first public appearance since theblizzard hit last weekend. The governor had traveled to Floridalast Sunday for a family vacation at Disney World and remainedthere until returning home early Friday.

Some Democrats have criticized Christie for not cutting shorthis trip.

But his spokesman, Michael Drewniak, says the governor wasconstantly briefed while in Florida, and that emergency servicesfunctioned well across the state.

News 12 New Jersey will carry the entire news conference live.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Video: Preparing White House for new president 'organized 1 Video: Preparing White House for new president 'organized chaos'
Two men tried to rob Jose Camilo's liquor 2 Liquor store owner fights back when store is robbed
More than 4,000 people are expected to gather 3 Women's March protest rally to be held in Asbury Park
Workers help build a deck for Boonton resident 4 Nonprofit group builds deck for disabled veteran
More than 600 Sister Marches are taking place 5 Women march in solidarity in Trenton

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE