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Darlington announces curfew, closes offices

September 13, 2018

DARLINGTON, S.C. -- A curfew will be in effect from 11 p.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday morning for all vehicular traffic in the City of Darlington with the exception of first responders, those travelling to and from work, and medical emergencies. The curfew will be from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Friday night and Saturday night in an effort to keep everyone safe.

Citizens are advised to stay off the roads during the storm and its aftermath to allow first responders and clean-up crews to evaluate the roads for safety. Do NOT venture out if you don’t have to do so.

During the storm as long as sustained winds are 40 mph or higher, first responders will only venture out for life-threatening situations. Downed trees and similar calls will be answered once winds go below 40 mph for everyone’s safety.

The City of Darlington offices will be closed Friday, Sept. 14.The City Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 18, has been cancelled.The City Beautification Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 19, has been postponed until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26.Williamson Park and Williamson Park Drive will be closed until further notice.Recreation events for Saturday have been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.The residential garbage route for Friday will run on Monday, weather permitting.·No garbage or recycling will be collected on Friday.There will be no recycling collection Sept. 14. Recycling will resume Tuesday, Sept. 18, as scheduled.Debris collection will be prioritized to clear roads and bridges before returning to regular routes based on damage assessments following the storm.

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