Beach Access Ramps Still Flooded At Cape Hatteras

Last week's coastal storm has left some impressive after effects on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

The park service says off road vehicle drivers should use extreme caution as they could encounter debris, standing water, as well as changes in beach and dune conditions.

Several beach access ramps are closed because of standing water or debris.

Here is an updated list, as of noon Monday:

Bodie Island District:
Ramp 2, 4, and 23 are all open and passable with some debris.

Hatteras Island District:
Ramp 27, 30, 34, 38, 43, 49, 55 are all open and passable with some debris.
Ramp 43 has standing water but is accessible. Cape Point is accessible via Ramp 43.

Ramp 44 and 45 are closed. Salt Pond Road is flooded and remains closed.
The Interdunal Road between Ramp 44 and 45 is flooded and closed. The Salt Pond outflow, approximately 300 yards west of Cape Point, is draining water from the area and travel through the outflow is not recommended.

South of Ramp 55, the Pole Road is closed due to flooded conditions. Cable Crossing access is closed. Access to Hatteras Inlet and the Spur Road are accessible by traveling south from Ramp 55 on the ocean beach.

Ocracoke Island District:
Ramp 59, 67, 68 and 70 are all open and passable with some debris. Ramp 72 is closed due to flooded conditions. The last remaining turtle nest on the Ocracoke Island is located just south of Ramp 70 and blocks through access to Ramp 72. The nest, which is past its hatch date (day 90), was checked Monday morning, November 16th and it is still an active nest with viable eggs inside. The nest is expected to hatch this week with the predicted warmer, sunny days ahead.


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