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Curfew in Effect for Greater Washington Area



A Sunday afternoon storm that spawned high winds and tornadoes damaged or destroyed homes and businesses on the west side of Washington.

Power was knocked out to a large portion of the city.

No word on injuries.

The Washington Police and Washington Mayor's Office have authorized a curfew to be placed in effect for the Washington area.

The curfew will run today, November 17, and tomorrow, November 18, from dusk until dawn.

The curfew means that there are to be no citizens walking about throughout the city limits, nor should there be any driving on city roadways unless in the case of an emergency.

Washington Police, Daviess County Sheriff's Department, and the Indiana State Police are working to ensure that areas effected by the storm are safe and secure.

Governor Mike Pence is scheduled to vist Washington Monday to view the damage caused by Sunday's storm.

Pence is also scheduled to visit Kokomo and Lafayette which were also suffered significant property damage.

 Pence says it's too soon to say whether the state will seek disaster assistance.

A storm system stretching from northwest Tennessee to Michigan's Upper Peninsula has led to at least three deaths and more than two dozen injuries. 

Multiple tornadoes are being confirmed in Illinois and Indiana. 

The storm forced the Chicago Bears to stop their game against the Baltimore Ravens and send thousands of fans at Soldier Field to shelter. 

Chicago's two major airports, O'Hare and Midway, also briefly halted traffic. 

At least 31 people were injured in Washington, Illinois. 

The two fatalities happened in Washington County, about 200 miles south of Peoria.

 

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