Savannah City Council has approved an amendment to the horse-drawn carriage ordinance which prohibits operation during adverse cold weather.
That means during the fall of frozen rain, snow or sleet when the temperature is below 35-degrees and conditions are a threat to the safety or health of a horse and the public, operations are prohibited.
This ordinance comes after the city of Savannah had to suspend carriage tour operations after icy road conditions caused an incident on January 6th. A horse with a local carriage company slid and fell on the ice. According to the city, three Savannah-Chatham Metro officers responded to the scene to help the horse. They reported that neither the horse nor the passengers or driver were injured.