Gov. Murphy declares state of emergency ahead of winter storm

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New Jersey will be under a state of emergency Wednesday beginning at 5 a.m. due to an impending winter storm.

Gov. Phil Murphy issued the declaration Tuesday evening.

Parts of New Jersey should see up to 3 inches of snow beginning early Wednesday afternoon, which may transition into freezing rain.

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“As a winter storm is expected to impact our state, we are urging residents of New Jersey to drive with caution and use their best judgment during this time,” the governor said in a statement. “We are actively monitoring the storm and are prepared to deploy any resources available to ensure the safety of the roads.”

Dozens of New Jersey schools already announced early dismissals due to the storm.

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