Kill Devil Hills suspends beach driving ahead of storm

[Courtesy Kill Devil Hills]

The Town of Kill Devil Hills is suspending beach driving as of 5 p.m. today ahead of a strong cold front forecast to bring the Outer Banks coastal flooding, ocean overwash and beach erosion.

Hazardous beach conditions have the potential to last more than several days. To protect Kill Devil Hills beaches, deter ocean overwash, and protect property the town will be closing drive-over beach accesses with barricades and sand pushes.

Closing beach accesses was expected to be completed this afternoon and beaches are closed to public beach driving until further notice. The town will monitor beach conditions every day and take action to reopen the beaches for driving as soon as conditions are deemed safe.

“Do not take risks with yourself, your vehicle, or with the lives of those that would be called to respond to a rescue situation,” the town said in a news release. “Beach conditions for the next several days are not going to be conducive to activities on the beach, especially beach driving. ”

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