Dare County is advising residents and visitors that even though Hurricane Bill should pass well offshore, the storm could still impact the Outer Banks.
One concern is the likelihood of ocean over wash along Highway 12 on Hatteras Island. That could cause temporary closures of the road during high tide.
Because of this, travelers are being asked to adjust their arrival and departure times to avoid high tide this weekend. Saturday high tides will be around 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
The National Park Service said Thursday that as Hurricane Bill moves north through the Atlantic, visitors and residents should be prepared for closures of ramps and paths between the sand dunes and areas of deep, standing water.
They warn that beaches may be impassable during high tides. The park service urges visitors to be cautious and aware of tide changes, surf and wind conditions.