- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie has declared a state of emergency as weather-weary New Jerseyans brace for several more inches of snow.

Christie issued the order Wednesday night, as rain continued to fall in most areas. Forecasters say the precipitation will change over to snow during the overnight hours and continue through late Thursday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for central and southern areas, which should see 4 to 8 inches of snow. Winter weather advisories have been issued for the northernmost counties, where 2 to 5 inches of snow is possible.

State offices have delayed opening until 11 a.m. Thursday due to the winter storm

New Jersey has been socked in recent weeks by several major snow and ice storms.

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