Message from Mayor Alsandor to Citizens of Opelousas:
On behalf of the city’s administration, Police Chief Martin Mclendon and Fire Chief Charles Mason, we truly hope that you and your families are safe and well.
To keep you updated and informed on activities and precautions in the city and other areas in the parish. The City of Opelousas, along with other towns and municipalities in the parish, were notified by the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and St. Landry Parish Government, that the imposed curfew set in place Saturday, July 13th by the Parish has officially been lifted.
The curfew for the city also ended this morning at 6:00 a.m. While the curfew has been lifted, if residents must travel, we are asking that they use caution and be mindful of potential road hazards related to the weather. There is debris of many types that litter our roads at this time.
We are still experiencing some effects of Tropical Storm Barry and some road conditions may not be suitable for driving. We are aware of one or two traffic light issues in the city. Our first PRIORITY is your safety. As the weather subsides, we will assess our situation throughout the city and address them accordingly.
If there are concerns please call the same numbers that are mentioned in previous announcements. Please be careful. God Bless you all and the City of Opelousas.