Road brining at Cross Street and Woodbine Avenue in Little Silver signaled widespread storm preparation underway as towns on the Greater Red Bank Green girded for a blizzard Monday. 

Governor Chris Christie declared a state of emergency Monday evening, meaning that government offices would be closed Tuesday and motorist are urged to stay off the roads for the duration of the storm and immediately afterward.

Also Monday, the National Weather Service reduced the total snow accumulation expected for the region under the “most likely scenario” by several inches, but still expects a foot or so in the Red Bank area, as shown on the map above. (Click to enlarge.)

Moreover, the NWS considers the storm an “extreme” and potentially life-threatening situation for those who ignore the threats of reduced visibility, heavy wet snow, high winds and coastal flooding. The blizzard warning is in effect from 8 p.m. Monday to 6 p.m. Tuesday, with snowfall expected to begin around midnight Monday.