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Greenville imposes overnight curfew


By Seth Thomas Gulledge
The Daily Reflector

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Greenville’s mayor has set a citywide curfew beginning at 8 tonight, barring residents from nonessential travel in the city during Hurricane Florence. It will remain in effect until 8 a.m. Friday.

Mayor P.J. Connely, who signed the order Thursday afternoon, said the decision was made for the safety of both community residents and first responders. 

The curfew applies to all areas within the Greenville city limits. Those exempted from the curfew include:

■ Any police or public safety officials engaged in official business

■ Any member, volunteer, or employee of a organization providing disaster relief

■ Any medical service provider engaged in delivering medical services 

■ Members of the news media

■ People in transit from a place where they were temporarily engaged and could not have planned their departure to avoid the curfew

All the people fitting the exemptions listed are required to carry proper identification, according to the order.

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