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Irma shrouds the City of Tallahassee in darkness

Irma shrouds the City of Tallahassee in darkness
Irma shrouds the City of Tallahassee in darkness
Posted at 4:19 PM, Sep 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 13:59:59-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Capital City had an unwelcome visitor Monday morning.

Hurricane Irma, already wreaking havoc in the Caribbean and South Florida, made its way up the Sunshine State to the Big Bend.

In downtown Tallahassee, an eerie scene of a dark and quiet intersection known for its bustling traffic. A curfew was ordered by Leon County Officials, keeping drivers off the roads, so first responders could get to work.

Over in Midtown, more of the same, looking at Thomasville Road, the site of much damage last year during Hurricane Hermine. But this time around the neighborhood seemed to have enough to withstand the weather.

Though as the day continued, the winds and the rain picked up strength.

Now for power outages: a main concern. Thousands lost power, but crews are already working to restore service. And for many people, this storm was not as intense as expected.