While there will be no curfew imposed in Richmond Hill tonight authorities are still encouraging residents not to travel unless absolutely necessary.
“The crews are out now trying to restore power, they will be working hard. It really comes down to the less people who are in the way the better,” Richmond Hill Police Capt. Jason Sakelarios said Monday afternoon.
Conditions are improving but there are still unknowns Sakelarios said
“The waters are starting to recede, which is good, but we still have assess some damage. There may be road damage from the water. The big thing for us is getting these trees cut and moved. We are really working hard on it,” he said. “The ground is really soaked and the winds are still gusting a little bit, and you could be going along and I don’t want to say it’s going to fall on your car but it could trap you.”
The city had issued a curfew for the hours of 7 p.m. Sept. 10 until 7 a.m. Sept. 11 in preparation for the arrival of poor weather from Hurricane Irma.
Meanwhile while there is no curfew Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler noted that the city is still under a manditory evacuation order and that while the city was not restricting businesses from opening or people returning they were still keeping a close eye on vehicular traffic entering as well as inside the city.
"We don't have a curfew per se but we will still be checking vehicles because we are under a manditory evacuation," he said.