Governor Chris Christie is taking some time off from his jam-packed campaign schedule in New Hampshire to hold a Friday evening briefing on the upcoming winter storm with members of his cabinet in Newark.
Winter storm Jonas is expected to pummel the state from the early morning hours of Saturday to early on Sunday, dropping at least one foot of snow in some parts of the state. Severe coastal flooding is also expected.
Initially the Governor said he would be monitoring the situation from New Hampshire, something that drew criticism from legislators in New Jersey.
Tonight’s briefing will beat 7:45 p.m. at the Newark Department of Transportation Garage in Newark. The governor will be joined by Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, Acting Attorney General John Hoffman, Acting Department of TransportationCommissioner Richard Hammer, State Police Superintendent Colonel Rick Fuentes, Environment Protection Commissioner Bob Martin, Board of Public Utilities President Rick Mroz, Homeland Security Director Chris Rodriguez andGeneral Michael L. Cunniff.