Access to Dare still restricted, curfew in place for Hatteras

Published 8:31 pm Friday, September 6, 2019

The mandatory evacuation for Dare County remains in place due to hazardous conditions, including downed power lines and trees, impassable roadways and widespread power outages.

The Dare County Control Group has established a curfew for Hatteras Island from 8 o’clock Friday night through 8 Saturday morning.

Roadways on Hatteras Island are covered with sand and water making travel extremely hazardous. NCDOT is working to assess damage along NC 12. All of Hatteras Island is without power.

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Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative crews are out in the field working on restoration efforts.

Water service to Hatteras Village has been turned off due to a leak that cannot be found and repaired due to flooding. Crews are standing by and once the water recedes, repairs will be made and a water pressure advisory will be issued with a recommendation to boil water.

Access into Dare County remains restricted until preliminary assessments are completed to determine that conditions are safe.

The Dare County Control Group next meets Saturday morning to review assessments and determine reentry procedures. A staged reentry process will be used.



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