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Curfew set for part of Jefferson City as tornado cleanup continues

Curfew set for part of Jefferson City as tornado cleanup continues

May 23rd, 2019 by News Tribune in Local News

Jefferson City imposed an overnight curfew as work continues in the area of damage caused by a tornado May 22. The area included in the curfew -- which begins at 9 p.m. and continues until 5 a.m. -- is bounded on the east by Lafayette Street, on the south by Stadium Boulevard, on the west by Madison Street and on the north by the Missouri River.

Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin has approved a curfew for Thursday evening as city officials continue to identify and access areas impacted by Wednesday night's tornado.

The area included in the curfew -- which begins at 9 p.m. Thursday and continues until 5 a.m. Friday -- is bounded on the east by Lafayette Street, on the south by Stadium Boulevard, on the west by Madison Street and on the north by the Missouri River.

The Jefferson City police chief may reduce the curfew area and may extend the curfew on a nightly basis through 5 a.m. Tuesday, at which time a further emergency proclamation would be required to extend the curfew further.

Individuals who are exempt from the curfew include those providing designated essential services such as fire, law enforcement, public works, municipal code enforcement, emergency medical and hospital services, military and utility/telecommunciations emergency repairs -- as well as employees of local industries traveling to and from their jobs with appropriate identification, news media employees, and building and repair contractors and their employees performing activities related to construction, repair, renovation or improvement of buildings and other structures damaged during the emergency.