Bridge is Open to Visitors

Dare County’s 9:30am bulletin announces all restrictions have been lifted for areas north of Oregon Inlet. Visitors are allowed to access the island. Please check-in as normal. All offices, Kitty Hawk, Duck & Corolla are open.

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The Dare County Control Group met this morning and has lifted all restrictions for areas of

Dare County north of Oregon Inlet, effective immediately. Restrictions remain in place for

Hatteras Island.

Access North of Oregon Inlet

There are no restrictions currently in place for areas north of Oregon Inlet (Duck, Southern

Shores, Martins Point, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Colington, Nags Head, Roanoke Island,

and the Dare County mainland).

It is important for visitors to check with their rental company or accommodations provider to

confirm reservations before traveling to the area since some homes were impacted and

require repairs. There are also some areas still without power.

Please proceed with extreme caution in areas where there is sand, standing water on

roadways and emergency crews are working. At the current time, crews are actively

working on the causeway between Roanoke Island and Nags Head and on Dogwood Trail

in Southern Shores.

Again, it is important to drive slowly through standing water because creating wake will

cause damage to vehicles and nearby properties. Power crews and NCDOT staff will be on

roadways working diligently to restore power and clear roads so please be courteous and

patient to ensure their safety.

Restricted Access Remains for All Areas of Hatteras Island

Due to conditions that continue to exist on Hatteras Island, Priority Three Entry remains in

effect for all areas of Hatteras Island. Access is limited to residents, non-resident property

owners and non-resident employees of businesses with proper reentry passes.

Dare County Emergency Management and local officials will continue to monitor conditions

on NC Highway 12 to determine when it is safe to allow entry for visitors. NCDOT crews are

working to clear sand and water in the area between the Bonner Bridge and Rodanthe.

There are significant impacts in the villages of Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras Village that are

also being addressed.

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