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Hatteras seashore to restrict driving on beach

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HATTERAS, N.C. (AP) - The Cape Hatteras National Seashore plans to restrict driving on the beach where shorebirds are expected to nest.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports (http://bit.ly/1i9GSJe) National Park Service spokeswoman Cyndy Holda said staff will mark the closed areas this month and next based on historic nesting habits of piping plovers, Wilson's plover, American oystercatcher and colonial waterbirds.

Maps will be posted on the park's website under the document list for the off-road driving management plan. Signs will be posted at the sites. Pedestrians will be allowed at most prenesting areas.

Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com

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