NJ State Offices have begun closing early on a staggered schedule as snow continues to fall.


Snow at Belmar Inlet (Bud McCormick)

According to a post on the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management Facebook page the reason for the staggered office closing is to avoid traffic congestion leaving the Trenton area, and other locations with a heavy concentration of State Office Buildings.

This does not include essential employees, who shall remain until the normal close of business.

Group I Release begins 12:00 Noon

Board of Public Utilities

Children & Families


Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness

Public Defender

State Parole Board


Group II Release begins 12:30 PM


Community Affairs



Higher Education Student Assistance Authority

Human Services

State Department

Statehouse (NJSP Security)

Group III Release begins 1:00 PM

Assembly Democratic Office

Assembly Republican Office

Attorney General

Civil Service Commission

Labor & Workforce Development

Law and Public Safety

Legislative Services

Office of Information Technology

Senate Democratic Office

Senate Republican Office

Group IV Release begins 1:30 PM

Banking & Insurance

Casino Control Commission


Environmental Protection

Fire Safety

Military and Veterans Affairs

Motor Vehicle Commission