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Police: As Delta arrives, avoid travel and sightseeing

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Posted at 7:11 AM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 08:11:01-04

The Youngsville Police Department is asking drivers to stay home once conditions become too dangerous for travel.

The police department says that once winds reach 50 mph, units will begin to seek shelter to avoid any flying debris.

As winds pick up and Hurricane Delta makes landfall, residents should limit any unnecessary travel. They should also plan to stay home and not travel immediately after the storm has passed.

Police say that there should be no sightseeing as police try to make roadways safe and passable.

"Please don't endanger yourself by getting out during the storm because if you need help then you will be endangering our lives also as we will respond to calls for help," a department Facebook post reads. "That's even if we are able to respond. Be safe and stay home."

A curfew has been put into place for residents of Lafayette Parish on Friday, October 9. That curfew begins at 4:00 pm and will extend until 8:00 am on Saturday, October 10.

Only emergency and essential personnel are allowed to travel during the curfew.

See other curfews in Acadiana: Curfews set for Hurricane Delta

For the latest information on Hurricane Delta visit katc.com/weather.

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