Officials in Barnegat have declared a local state of emergency and are requiring some residents to evacuate by 10 p.m. Friday night.

Those living between Barnegat Municipal Bathing Beach and East Bay Ave. Bridge must leave by 10 p.m. and seek shelter elsewhere, so warns Barnegat Office of Emergency Management and Barnegat Police Department:

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Winter Storm Jonas is expected to cripple a large portion of the state with a large amount of snow set to fall over a 24 hour period.