Curfew established for residents and visitors of Hatteras Island

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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