Kill Devil Hills Suspends Beach Driving Amid Severe Weather
As a strong cold front is crossing our area of the Outer Banks that is expected to bring severe weather to Kill Devil Hills, including ocean over-wash, coastal flooding, beach erosion, and hazardous marine conditions, with thunderstorms, isolated tornadoes, damaging winds, and large hail also expected, beach driving in the town has been temporarily suspended as of 5:00 p.m. on Thursday (3/18).
Hazardous beach conditions have the potential to last more than several days. To protect Kill Devil Hills beaches, deter ocean over-wash, and protect property, the Town will be closing drive-over beach accesses with barricades and sand pushes. Closing beach accesses was completed in the afternoon of March 18th. At 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Kill Devil Hills beaches were 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. Beach conditions for the next several days are not going to be conducive to activities on the beach, especially beach driving.