Gov. Christie: Stay off the roads if you can this morning

    After another thump of snow overnight in New Jersey, many are reporting a slow-go during the morning commute. 

    Gov. Chris Christie is advising residents to either take it slow or simply remain at home.

    “In extreme cold, salt may be less effective,” the governor tweeted. “So please use extreme caution when driving. If you can stay off roads this AM, please do.”

    Speed restrictions are in effect on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway, and more than 2,500 plows and salt spreaders are working to clear state highways. the governor said. 

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    There is no state of emergency or driving ban. State offices will open at 11 a.m. 

    JSHN contributors are reporting treacherous driving conditions throughout the Jersey Shore. Click here to see their reports. 

    Lori Hughes Lindemann sums it up. 

    “Powerdy; turns are slippery,” she wrote. “Drive slow and steady.”

    At 8:45 a.m., snow is still falling in portions of the Shore — mainly in Monmouth and Ocean counties — but will be ending by late morning. 

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