City of Savannah ends curfew

City of Savannah ends curfew
Source: WTOC

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The City of Savannah has lifted the curfew that was put in place prior to Hurricane Dorian’s arrival.

Savannah residents can move around the city freely at all times beginning Thursday evening.


City of Savannah leaders announced during a news conference that the city will be implementing a curfew ahead of any possible impacts from Hurricane Dorian.

Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach and Savannah Police Department Chief Roy Minter announced the city will start the curfew on Tuesday, Sept. 3. The curfew will be in effect between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Currently, there are no travel restrictions in any other part of Chatham County.

Chief Minter said during the news conference violating the curfew could lead to an arrest, but he says officers will focus more on reminding people they come in contact with that a curfew is in place.

Other public safety offices, like the fire department, are manning stations as long as they can, but want to remind people that they might not be able to respond to an emergency if the weather is too bad.

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