Travel ban lifted, Christie says state ‘erred on the side’ of life

Travel may presume on all New Jersey roads after last night’s snow storm — first thought to be of historic proportions — largely passed over the Garden State, Gov. Chris Christie announced this morning.

Christie declared a state of emergency yesterday afternoon, along with a statewide travel ban ahead of warnings that a severe winter storm would produce hazardous travel conditions.

“I’m looking at snow accumulations that were predicted at 20 inches plus,” Christie said in a phone call on ABC 7 this morning. “We still got 6 to 10. We responded based on the forecast at 9, 10 o’clock last night.”

“We erred on the side of protecting human life,” Christie, who once earned praise for his handling of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, said.

Travel ban lifted, Christie says state ‘erred on the side’ of life