Town of Dobson declares State of Emergency, issues curfew on travel
DOBSON, N.C. — The Town of Dobson declared a State of Emergency and issued a curfew for vehicular transportation due to winter weather Wednesday evening.
According to town officials, “No person shall travel upon any street, alley, or roadway or upon any other public property, except by those in search of medical assistance, food or other commodity or service necessary to sustain the well-being of themselves or their families or some member thereof, by means of vehicular transportation.”
The curfew went into effect at 6 p.m.
According to the town, the following were exempted from the cerfew:
Law enforcement officers; firefighters and other public employees; doctors, nurses, employees of hospitals and other medical facilities; on-duty military personnel, whether state or federal; on-duty employees of public utilities, public transportation companies and newspaper, magazine, radio broadcasting and television broadcasting corporations operated for profit; and such other classes of persons as may be essential to the preservation of public order and immediately necessary to serve the safety, health and welfare needs of the people within the town.