NEW JERSEY — Effective 5 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, a statewide State of Emergency has been declared by Governor Murphy for Hurricane Isaias.

Do not be on the roads unless absolutely necessary, said Governor Murphy. All State offices will be closed on Tuesday 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.

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UPDATE: I am declaring a STATEWIDE STATE OF EMERGENCY for Hurricane Isaias effective at 5:00 AM on Tuesday, August 4, 2020:
☑Do not be on the roads unless absolutely necessary
☑If you MUST drive, take it slow, use caution, and leave extra time to get to your destination

— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) August 4, 2020

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and a Flash Flood Watch for the Plainfield area from 6 a.m. August 4 through 6 a.m. August 5. Tropical storm conditions are possible with heavy rainfall, they said. is Plainfield's free online daily newspaper for Plainfield, NJ news. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @PlainfieldTAP, and on Instagram @tapintoplainfield for all of your Plainfield local news. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.

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