New Jersey Governor Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Winter Storm

Snow fell in New Jersey as Gov Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, December 16, ahead of a winter storm forecast for the region.

Murphy said state offices will be closed at 1 pm and the state of emergency goes into effect at 2 pm on Wednesday. The National Weather Service (NWS) said 12 to 18 inches of snow could collect in some parts of northern New Jersey.

Marc Carpenter posted this video on Wednesday of light snow falling in Medford, New Jersey. Forecasters predicted less than an inch of snow would accumulate in Medford.

The NWS said the heaviest snowfall was expected on Wednesday evening into Thursday. Credit: Marc Carpenter via Storyful