By Keith Laing - 10/30/12 02:37 PM EDT
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) warned residents of his state on Tuesday that its commuter railways were severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
"There is major damage on each and every one of New Jersey's rail lines,” Christie said in a news conference Tuesday morning. “Large sections of track were washed out."
Christie cited flooding damage to stations on New Jersey’s Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) railway in Newark and Hoboken.
On his Twitter account Tuesday, Christie added that "[T]he [storm] surge was so strong we have rail cars on the Jersey Turnpike this morning. #Sandy."
He told reporters that transportation officials in New Jersey were able to open the statewide Garden State Parkway, but he encouraged employers in the state to allow workers to stay home.