New Jersey will continue to see travel restrictions on its roads in a second straight winter as snow piles up and air quality deteriorates.
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Chris Christie says there are some travel restrictions in place for winterTravel restrictions are in place in New Hampshire, New York, Delaware, Vermont and the Commonwealth of Puerto RicoFor the first time in more than two decades, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he has no plans to suspend travel restrictions and urged people to plan for the “worst case scenario”.
“The state of New Jersey is not in a position to be restricting the flow of people or the movement of goods,” Mr Christie said.
“I think it’s in place, we just need to be able to deal with it.”
We’re not going to be a dumping ground for snow and ice.
“New Jersey has been under an ice-free state for several days and temperatures are expected to fall well below freezing in the coming days.
On Friday, Governor Christie declared a snow emergency, requiring residents to remove snow from roads and other surfaces, and to clear roadways and parking lots of snow.”
The Governor of New York is declaring a snow storm warning for the state of NY, New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as the Commonwealth,” the Governor’s Office said in a statement.”
There are a number of snow-related safety measures in place throughout the state and those measures are in effect through Saturday.
“It comes after a record number of blizzards swept across the western United States on Tuesday, with up to 10 centimetres (2.2 inches) of snow falling in a span of just five days.
As of Sunday, snowfall had fallen in at least 18 states and the District of Columbia.
The snow is also making life difficult for people living in areas of high demand in New England.
Drivers in the New England states of Vermont and Massachusetts are also facing restrictions, including a ban on driving in New Hampshirous, where the governor said it is snowing.
Mr Christie has repeatedly warned of the threat posed by climate change and the growing risk of extreme weather.
The New Jersey governor said on Friday that there are currently “some travel restrictions” in place across the state, and that residents should plan for “the worst case scenario” in order to avoid being stranded.
He said travel restrictions would be in place until the snow clears.”
At this point, we’ve had the last snow in several days,” Mr Walker said.
He added that New Jersey was “just fortunate enough to be out of it” and not “really in a predicament where we’re going to need to do a lot of work”.
The Governor said he believed that winter was the perfect time to re-evaluate the “perfect storm” that has devastated the region.”
It’s just one more storm, it’s one more chance to be proactive and be a part of our recovery, to look at what we can do differently to prepare for the worst case.””
So it’s the perfect storm to revisit and look at how we might do things differently.”
It’s just one more storm, it’s one more chance to be proactive and be a part of our recovery, to look at what we can do differently to prepare for the worst case.
“He said New Jersey had a “tremendous number” of storm-related infrastructure needs, and he urged residents to “make the right decisions”.”
We are just fortunate enough that the last storm we had in the spring was so mild, so we’re lucky to have had the weather this time,” he added.”
So we’ve got a lot more infrastructure to be doing.