MANTEO, N.C. (AP) -- The Dare County Sheriff's Office has established a curfew for local residents as well as for those trying to access Hatteras Island.
A statement issued Monday night said the nightly curfew is in effect from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. until further notice.
The curfew also applies to anyone attempting to gain access to Hatteras Island by any type of watercraft. Officials say Coast Guard boats will be patrolling the area.
Restricted access to Hatteras Island remains in effect. Only those identified by Dare County Emergency Management as essential personnel or persons with special needs are authorized to reenter the island.
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