Marion, Darlington Counties institute curfew

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MARION, SC (WBTW) – Marion County has instituted a curfew from 6 p.m. today until 6 a.m. tomorrow, October 9, due to the potential safety concerns posed in Marion County.

The Darlington County Curfew in effect from 7 pm Saturday until 7 am Sunday. It will be county-wide, including inside the City of Hartsville, to allow emergency services time to begin damage assessment and work on hazard cleanup.

The county reports numerous downed power lines, washed out roadways and barriers that makes evening travel very risky.  Please restrict all unnecessary movement.  Officers will be monitoring the areas overnight.

Officials say the curfew also includes the municipalities of Marion County and Darlington County.

Citizens are encouraged to find a safe location and remain in that location during this time of severe weather.  If you must travel, be aware of structural damage and/or debris on roadways.