Polk County lifts curfew, effective immediately

Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies discovered the body of 29-year-old Preston Burnett at the old Skyview Golf Course property.

BARTOW, Fla. (WFLA) – Polk County lifted the county’s curfew on Friday, effective immediately.

The curfew was issued earlier in the week during a declared state of emergency following Hurricane Irma.

County Manager Jim Freeman signed the order into effect.

As of a result of the improved situation within the county, due to electrical power being restored, Polk’s Emergency Management Director Pete McNally and Sheriff Grady Judd recommended the order be lifted.

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