Staggered closing for NJ state offices begins at noon

     A mesoscale discussion issued by the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center Monday morning indicates that heavy snowfall will continue in Central Jersey through the early afternoon hours.

    A mesoscale discussion issued by the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center Monday morning indicates that heavy snowfall will continue in Central Jersey through the early afternoon hours.

    As heavy snowfall continues in Central Jersey, New Jersey state offices will begin a staggered closing starting at noon, state officials announced.

    According to a release from the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, the closing is staggered to avoid traffic congestion. The order does not apply to essential employees, who must remain until the normal close of business.

    “Please drive safely as you exit your work locations,” the announcement states.

    Snowfall will diminish through the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. 

    Closing schedule:

    Group 1 release begins at noon

    Board of Public Utilities

    Children & Families

    Judiciary

    Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness

    Public Defender

    State Parole Board

    Treasury

    Group II release begins 12:30 p.m.

    Agriculture

    Community Affairs

    Corrections

    Health

    Higher Education Student Assistance Authority

    Human Services

    State Department

    Statehouse (NJSP Security)

    Group III release begins 1:00 p.m.

    Assembly Democratic Office

    Assembly Republican Office

    Attorney General

    Civil Service Commission

    Labor & Workforce Development

    Law and Public Safety

    Legislative Services

    Office of Information Technology

    Senate Democratic Office

    Senate Republican Office

    Group IV release begins at 1:30 p.m.

    Banking & Insurance

    Casino Control Commission

    Education

    Environmental Protection

    Fire Safety

    Military and Veterans Affairs

    Motor Vehicle Commission

    Transportation

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