ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Several South Georgia counties have issued curfews ahead of Hurricane Michael. Some counties and cities have extended curfews following Michael’s wrath.
Issued for all residents starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday and will last until it is determined that the community is safe to travel.
A city-wide curfew has been issued for Camilla. The curfew is effective from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m., ending Monday at 7 a.m.
Moultrie and Colquitt County will be under curfew from 8 p.m. Thursday until 6 a.m. Friday and from 8 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. on Saturday.
A curfew also has been issued for the City of Cuthbert.
The city has updated to 8 p.m. Thursday until 7 a.m. Friday.
The curfew will last until further notice.
Mandatory curfew is in place in Bainbridge city limits from 1 until 7 a.m. Saturday. This is due to multiple robberies that have taken place as well as for the safety of our citizens due to the loss of power and numerous roads that are still impassable. Those who are excluded:
- First Responders
- Medical Personnel
- Employees traveling to work or home from work
A curfew has been issued for Dougherty County. The curfew is from 10:30 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m Saturday.
Kevin Sproul, Dougherty County sheriff, said he will evaluate the curfew daily, but for Friday, the curfew begins at 10:30 p.m.
Sproul said “that means at home at 10:30, not headed that way.” National Guard troops will be on active duty and will cite or detain people on the roads at 10:30.
Lee County officials have extended their curfew for an indefinite amount of time. The curfew began at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
County officials released this statement: "Lee County and for the safety of the citizens and for the law enforcement personnel and Lee county fire and emergency services and public services and DOT, Sheriff Reggie Rachals is extending curfew until further notice. Our goal is to have it cleaned up as quickly as possible.”
A curfew for Seminole County has been extended to 8 a.m. Saturday.
WALB will update this story if more curfews are announced in the area.