NEW JERSEY - Effective 5am on Tuesday, August 4, a Statewide State of Emergency has been declared by Governor Murphy for Hurricane Isaias.

Murphy said motorists should not be on the roads unless absolutely necessary. All State offices will be closed on August 4 and only essential employees should report to work.

"If you must drive, take it slow, use caution and leave extra time to get to your destination", said the Governor in a tweet Monday evening.