Hatteras Island Opening To Non-residents

Non-resident property owners will be allowed back onto Hatteras Island for the first time since Hurricane Irene separated the land from the mainland of the Outer Banks.

Those wanting to get back on the island can do so beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday at the NC DOT ferry dock at Stumpy Point on the Dare County Mainland.

The storm cut new channels in Highway 12, making Hatteras Island villages accessible only by boat.

Emergency ferries have been running from Stumpy Point to Rodanthe.


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  • by cottonmouth on Sep 10, 2011 at 09:25 AM
    I'm seeing reports indicating Stumpy Point traffic backups of fifteen miles on Hwy 264. Postponing this trip for a few more days might not be a bad idea.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 9, 2011 at 03:19 PM
    I think I will cancel my ferry ride for storm clean up on 9/11.obama finally creates a job because of mother nature and the terrorist are targeting ferrys so I can't go to work.obama knows what he's doing.
  • by ann Location: massachusetts on Sep 9, 2011 at 08:52 AM
    Hello, any info you can provide will be gratefully accepted!!!! Will RT12 truely be reopened by the 17. I windsurf each year for 4-6 week at the Canadian Hole in October and am very sad at the prospect of not being able to this year. I stay at The Sands of Time campground----any info there??? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. Ann
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      by Sands of time full time camper on Sep 9, 2011 at 11:56 AM in reply to ann
      The Sands of Campgroud does have power, however the bathhouse and office are still closed!
  • by Lisa Location: Outer Banks on Sep 9, 2011 at 03:45 AM
    Please check the Dare County website. www.darenc.com Per the website, Non-Resident Property Owners will be allowed on Hatteras beginning Saturday. Visitors are not being allowed on the island until sometime after 9/17.
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