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.
Group 1 release begins at noon
Board of Public Utilities
Children & Families
Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness
State Parole Board
Group II release begins 12:30 p.m.
Higher Education Student Assistance Authority
Statehouse (NJSP Security)
Group III release begins 1:00 p.m.
Assembly Democratic Office
Assembly Republican Office
Civil Service Commission
Labor & Workforce Development
Law and Public Safety
Office of Information Technology
Senate Democratic Office
Senate Republican Office
Group IV release begins at 1:30 p.m.
Banking & Insurance
Casino Control Commission
Military and Veterans Affairs
Motor Vehicle Commission