Coweta County issues curfew due to winter weather

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. — Coweta County has issued a curfew due to winter weather.

The curfew is in effect from 5 p.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday.

County officials said roads are dangerous and will get worse into the evening. They said the curfew is designed to keep unnecessary traffic off the roadways for safety reasons.

The county listed the following individuals as exempt from the curfew:

"The curfew does NOT affect individuals engaged in the provision of designated, essential services, such as fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services and hospital services, military services, utility emergency repairs...regular employees of local industries traveling to and from their jobs with appropriate identification, news media employees, building and repair contractors, properly registered, performing activities related to construction, repair, renovation or improvement of buildings and other structures damaged during the disaster or emergency."

The sheriff's office said it's strongly urging everyone to stay home and off the streets unless absolutely necessary.