As the Garden State braces for another round of winter weather expected overnight Monday, New Jersey has announced a delayed opening for non-essential state employees on Tuesday.

Gov. Christie has declared a State of Emergency as a winter storm approaches. (Irina Igumnova, ThinkStock)

According to a press release from the state, non-essential workers will be required to arrive at work at 11 a.m. Tuesday, while essential personnel will report to work "on their regular schedule." The purpose for the delay is "to allow ample time for roadways, parking lots and sidewalks to be cleared and made safe for travel."

“This evening’s storm is expected to bring snow and freezing temperatures into tomorrow morning across the state, creating potentially hazardous travel conditions for the morning commute,” Gov. Chris Christie said in the press release. “I encourage all New Jerseyans to exercise caution as they drive tonight and tomorrow morning and, if possible, to stay off the roads so our transportation crews can do their job.”