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Concerned about public safety, Hays County Judge Bert Cobb and city officials in San Marcos and Wimberley will prohibit people from leaving their homes between 9 p.m. Sunday, May 24 and 7 a.m. Monday, May 25. 

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This just in from Hays County Sheriff‘s Office spokesperson Jeri Skrocki:

The Hays County Judge and city of San Marcos and Wimberley officials have instituted a nighttime curfew this evening due to the potential safety concerns posed in the San Marcos and Wimberley area. We have numerous downed power lines, washed out roadways and barriers that makes evening travel very risky. Please restrict all unnecessary movement. Officers will be monitoring the areas overnight but many areas may not be covered at all times and we want to ensure the safety of our citizens. We appreciate your cooperation with these efforts.  

Due to the possibility of additional flash flooding and the continuing danger posed by existing conditions within Hays County, the Hays County Judge, in cooperation with the cities of San Marcos and Wimberley, has ordered a curfew beginning May 24th at 9 p.m. and ending May 25th at 7 a.m. for the following areas:

  • The city of San Marcos, including its extraterritorial jurisdiction
  • The city of Wimberley, including its extraterritorial jurisdiction
  • All unincorporated areas of Hays County south of FM1 50

Through traffic traveling on IH-35 will not be subject to the curfew, but occasional closures of IH-35 may continue in the next 24 to 48 hours.

Citizens are encouraged to find a safe location and remain in that location during this time of disaster relief. If you must travel, be aware of structural damage and/or debris on roadways. Turn around, don’t drown.

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2 thoughts on “Officials institute 9 p.m. curfew in San Marcos, Wimberley areas

  1. Yes, really. Police and fire and EMS are stretched thin, and the hazards are real. The fewer people out and about, the better. Some parts of town are unscathed (mine, and perhaps yours?), but others are wiped out. That’s where the attention needs to be tonight.

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