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
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.