Joplin Scraps Permit System

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JOPLIN - City Manager Mark Rohr announced early Wednesday night that Joplin would no longer use a permit system for residents to get past police roadblocks and gain access to their homes.

Earlier in the day the Joplin Police Department and volunteers were passing out the permits to residents with a photo ID and valid address.  By the afternoon no police presence was montoring who got in and out of the blocked off areas.

The police spokesperson said for the second straight night a curfew would be in place from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. It wasn't immediately clear how many more nights the curfew would be in place.

Exact locations of the road blocks were not clear because police were constantly changing which areas had restricted access.