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Murphy says emergency declaration going into effect

March 6, 2018

WEST TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says a state of emergency will go into effect ahead of a new storm expected to hit the region.

Murphy, a Democrat, said at a news conference that the declaration goes into effect Tuesday evening.

Wednesday’s storm comes with more than 40,000 utility customers still without power following last week’s nor’easter.

Murphy said the new storm will likely result in a new round of outages.

Hundreds of crews continued to work Tuesday to clear trees and repair power lines. But officials said some customers affected by that storm may not have their service restored until at least Wednesday.

Most of the affected customers are in northern Jersey.

The new storm is expected to drop several inches of snow across most of the state on Wednesday.

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