New Jersey governor criticized for storm response

November 16, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Commuters across New Jersey are facing a slow ride to work one day after a blast of snow and sleet brought traffic to a stop and led to a wave of criticism of Gov. Phil Murphy.

Murphy is slated to hold a briefing Friday. The Democrat on Thursday tweeted that the storm was worse than forecast, but commuters weren’t buying that. Even his predecessor, Republican Chris Christie, tweeted it took him nearly six hours to travel a distance that normally would take 45 minutes.

NJ Transit bus passengers should expect substantial delays and cancellations because many drivers worked past their normal schedules and federal law mandates a rest period.

New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal has reopened after it closed Thursday because there was no room.

Some West Orange students were forced to sleep at their schools after their buses turned back.

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