Marion puts curfew in place, declares emergency

A sign outside of City Hall in Marion on Nov. 13, 2018 (Phil Reed/KCRG)
A sign outside of City Hall in Marion on Nov. 13, 2018 (Phil Reed/KCRG)(KCRG)
Published: Aug. 12, 2020 at 5:01 PM CDT
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - City officials in Marion have declared a citywide emergency in the wake of Monday’s widespread wind damage from a derecho.

As a result of the declaration, residents of the city of Marion will have a curfew in place between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. until further notice. Residents are encouraged to stay at home during those hours. Additional police patrols will be in place.

The proclamation was issued by Mayor Nicolas AbouAssaly on Wednesday during a special session of the city council. It will last for 90 days.

The Marion Public LIbrary, Marion City Hall, and most city facilities are closed until further notice. Any city-offered programs and meetings have been postponed, including a delay by a week for the next city council meetings and work sessions.

Garbage and recycling collection continue as scheduled.

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