Tropical storm forces State and County closures

Mercer County just announced:

A state of emergency has been declared for New Jersey in anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaias. Mercer County government offices and facilities will be closed, Tuesday, August 4, 2020, as a result.

Also cancelled for today is the Route 130 Connection bus service.

Essential services such as Trenton-Mercer Airport, Board of Social Services, recycling pickup, law enforcement and emergency management will operate normally.

Last night, the Governor’s Office posted the following declaration:

A STATEWIDE STATE OF EMERGENCY [is declared] for Hurricane Isaias effective at 5:00 AM on Tuesday, August 4, 2020:
-Do not be on the roads unless absolutely necessary
-If you MUST drive, take it slow, use caution, and leave extra time to get to your destination.
-All State offices will be CLOSED tomorrow
-Non-essential @NJGov personnel should NOT report to work for their normal shift
-Essential employees should report on schedule
Visit for traffic updates and for additional info
There is no travel ban at this time
Take down ALL temporary structures, including outdoor dining tents and umbrellas
Secure loose furniture and other objects
Charge your devices
Stay updated: New Jersey Office of Emergency ManagementNew Jersey Board of Public Utilities

The State Emergency Operations Center will be open throughout the storm. Check back for more updates and stay tuned to your local weather to plan ahead.

For those living in Central and Southern New Jersey, stay updated at @NWS_MountHolly or by visiting For those living in Northern New Jersey, check for updates at @NWSNewYorkNY or by visiting

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