N.J. governor declares state of emergency ahead of winter storm

File photo: A few pedestrians are seen walking in the heavy snow and wind in Hoboken, N.J., Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

File photo: A few pedestrians are seen walking in the heavy snow and wind in Hoboken, N.J., Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

This story originally appeared on 6abc

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has announced that a state of emergency will go into effect Thursday night ahead of the impending winter storm.

The emergency declaration, which allows resources to be deployed throughout the state during the duration of the storm, begins at 10 p.m.

Murphy also indicated that state offices may have a delayed opening Friday morning. A decision will be made later tonight.

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According to Meteorologist Adam Joseph, the next storm arrives with snow, beginning to spread between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

The period of steadiest snow will be between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.

Parts of the region could see between 4″ to 6″ of snow.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect in the following New Jersey counties: Atlantic; Camden; Cumberland; Eastern Monmouth; Gloucester; Northwestern Burlington; Ocean; Salem; Southeastern Burlington; Western Monmouth.

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Along the coast New Jersey coast and in southeastern Pennsylvania, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect due to the winter storm.

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