This afternoon, Governor Hassan declared that a state of emergency exists in the State of New Hampshire due to the impending winter storm. Because of the expected blizzard like conditions, which will include heavy snowfall, high winds and whiteout conditions, she has encouraged citizens to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary. The Governor has also made the decision to close state government and advised that all but essential state employees stay home and off the roads. As a result the State House and Legislative Office Building will remain closed on Tuesday, January 27th. We will monitor the situation throughout the day on Tuesday with regard to any potential postponements or cancellations for Wednesday should the storm continue.