Unrestricted access to Hatteras Island effective at 2:00 p.m Tuesday, August 4

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Courtesy of Dare County

DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WNCT) Initial Damage assessments have been completed for Hatteras Island and with limited impacts from the storm, there will be unrestricted access for residents and visitors beginning Tuesday, August 4 at 2:00 p.m.      

Officials said sand and water remain on some Hatteras Island roadways in low-lying areas prone to sound side flooding, particularly along Highway 12 south of the Etheridge Bridge.

Expect delays and proceed with caution in these areas.  Remember, driving through saltwater causes damage to vehicles. 

A prohibition for ocean swimming remains in effect for Hatteras Island.   

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DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WNCT) Initial reports indicate that minimal damage occurred overnight as Isaias moved west of the Outer Banks.

Scattered power outages are reported throughout the Outer Banks due to downed trees along with sound side flooding in some low-lying areas.

Dare County officials said, a Tropical Storm Warning and Storm Surge Warning remain in effect but are expected to be lifted Tuesday, August 4.

Damage assessments began this morning and local officials will provide an update regarding reentry to Hatteras Island as soon as possible, once the assessment is completed.

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