- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

FORDS, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has warned drivers to be careful as a winter storm continues to drop mostly freezing rain and some snow across the state.

Murphy appeared Tuesday at the state’s traffic management center. He says a state of emergency will continue until further notice.

The Democratic governor says the morning’s commute was mostly uneventful. But he warned that rain could freeze on roadways as temperatures drop.

Speed restrictions are in place on major highways, and a commercial vehicle ban is in place on interstates except for the Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike and the Atlantic City Expressway.

State offices are also closed due the storm.

Murphy says residents should stay off the roads. Those who must drive should use caution and allow extra travel time.

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