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Off-road vehicle routes reopen on Cape Hatteras National Seashore


BUXTON, North Carolina — Seasonal routes on Cape Hatteras National Seashore have reopened to off-road vehicles.

Acting Superintendent Kym Hall says the routes reopened over the weekend, although some may be closed for sea turtle nests. She says those roads will reopen as soon as the few remaining nests hatch.

ORV routes that reopened are: just south of the Rodanthe Pier to ramp 23; ramp 34 to ramp 38, which covers Avon beaches; east Frisco village beach boundary to 1.1 miles west; and east Hatteras village boundary to ramp 55, which covers Hatteras village beach.

On Ocracoke Island, ramp 68 near Ocracoke Campground beach also has reopened.

Areas that remain closed will be clearly marked in the field with "symbolic fencing" consisting of wooden or carsonite posts, closure signs, string and black filter fencing.

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