TRAFFIC ALERT! Street Closures Continue in WeHo to Keep Community Safe

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Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES

Street Closures in the City of West Hollywood are in effect as protests for the murder of George Floyd continue. There are calls for justice in Beverly Hills, Hollywood and all over the Los Angeles County.

“We know that people are speaking up and speaking out about the injustices against the black community,” West Hollywood Lindsey Horvath said in a City update on her Instagram account. We know that there is a lot of anger, a lot of hurt and a lot of pain that people are feeling right now. We need to call it out. We need to speak up and speak out. We also are doing everything we can in our community keep people safe. We are coordinating with public officials to make sure that we have the resources that we need to keep our businesses and residents safe, as well as anyone who is in the community.”

Giant construction dumpster bins are covering major intersections into the city. San Vicente is closed off at Melrose Ave and Santa Monica Boulevard to stop the flow of traffic. Cars need to go around to get into WeHo.

Street closures will remain as follows:

Sunset/Doheny
· Sunset/Havenhurst

· Holloway/Santa Monica Blvd

· La Cienega/Santa Monica Blvd

· Doheny/Santa Monica Blvd

· Melrose/Doheny

· Melrose/La Cienega

· Beverly/San Vicente

· Robertson/Beverly

The City of West Hollywood has implemented an Executive Emergency Order establishing a curfew. The curfew will be in effect this afternoon, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 4 p.m., ending at sunrise on Wednesday.

The curfew order states: “No person shall be upon the public street, avenue, alley, park, or other public place or unimproved public realty.” This curfew will remain in effect on a daily basis from 4 p.m. until sunrise until such time as it is lifted. Members of the media and people traveling to and from work are exempt. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will enforce the curfew.

Residents should remain at home; hotel guests should remain safely indoors; and businesses should close in time for employees and patrons to be off the streets by 4 p.m.

The City of West Hollywood passionately supports the fight against racial injustice and the dismantling of systemic racism. The City respects the rights of peaceful assembly and protest. The City decries violence directed against persons and other acts that threaten public safety. The City’s curfew order is aimed at reducing the potential for violence, damage, threats to public safety, and civil unrest.

The City of West Hollywood encourages community members to follow @wehocity on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and to turn on notifications for up-to-date information. For urgent updates via text message, text your ZIP code to 888-777. In an emergency, call 911. Stay safe and stay home.

Emergency Executive Order 2020-5 (Revised) is available on the City’s website at www.weho.org/home/showdocument?id=46429. For additional details about the curfew order, visit www.weho.org/curfew.

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