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Nor’easter prompts state of emergency in New Jersey

Posted: 1:48 PM, Mar 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-06 22:30:43-05

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday declared a state of emergency statewide in anticipation of a nor'easter threatening to dump more than a foot of snow the following day.

The state of emergency will begin at 8 p.m. Tuesday and is expected to last through Thursday morning.

The major storm is forecast to begin with rain around midnight. The rain is expected to become snow during the morning commute, with the heaviest likely during the day and into the evening rush hour on Wednesday.

Projected accumulations have been knocked down in some areas from earlier predictions.

Total accumulations will range from 4 to 8 inches in New York City and Long Island can expect 1 to 4 inches, down from 6 to 12 inches for those areas.

New Jersey, however, is still expected to receive up to or more than 12 inches of snowfall.

WATCH — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy declares a state of emergency: