UPDATED: Hatteras Island opens to visitors at 2 p.m. today

N..C. 12 on Hatteras Island was spared overwash flooding but soundside flooding remained Tuesday morning. [NCDOT image]

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 today, August 4 at 2:00 p.m.      

Sand and water remain on some Hatteras Island roadways in low-lying areas prone to soundside flooding, particularly along Highway 12 south of the Etheridge Bridge. Expect delays and proceed with caution in these areas.  Remember, driving through salt water causes damage to vehicles. 

Also, check the weather forecast and road conditions for your travel route to the Outer Banks to ensure safety. For updated road conditions for North Carolina, visit www.drivenc.gov.  

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

This will be the final bulletin issued by the Dare County Emergency Management Joint Information Center for Tropical Storm Isaias.