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Social Circle under curfew
Social Circle

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. — Social Circle will be under a curfew Monday night due to damage caused by Tropical Storm Irma.

Mayor Hal Dally imposed the curfew, which is in effect until 7 a.m. Tuesday.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for north Georgia and a flash flood watch is in effect until 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Police Chief Tyrone Oliver has said about 70 percent of the city is without power, and numerous trees have been felled by the storm.

The city said Social Circle Parkway is open, but North Cherokee Road, South Cherokee Road and East Hightower Trail all are closed at the parkway to all traffic except local residents. Streets blocked by downed trees and power lines will be barricaded.

Oliver has said police, fire and public works crews, along with Georgia Power Co. employees, will be working through the night in the cleanup effort. However, he said it may be a couple of days before power is fully restored.

Residents are advised to stay home Tuesday if possible. Social Circle City Schools will be closed.